The natural gas supply suspended in Artsakh since yesterday has not been restored yet, and the command of the Russian peacekeeping contingent is holding talks with the Azerbaijani side. Lusine Avanesyan, the press secretary of the Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) President, told about this to Armenian News-NEWS.am Tuesday morning.
The Artsakhgaz company had earlier informed that at around 1am on March 8, the natural gas supply to Artsakh was disrupted due to damage to the natural gas pipeline coming from Armenia. It turned out that this natural gas pipeline was damaged in the area that is currently under the control of the Azerbaijani armed forces.
The Azerbaijani side was creating obstacles for nine days to repairing this damaged natural gas pipeline. And finally on March 16, according to the Artsakh Info Center, thanks to negotiations with the assistance of the Armenian government and Russian peacekeepers, the Azerbaijani side began repairing this natural gas pipeline, and the repair was completed on March 19.
On Monday, however, the Artsakh Info Center informed that the natural gas supply to Artsakh was stopped again—and due to the direct intervention of the Azerbaijani side.