Russia's consistent efforts to provide humanitarian aid to the Armenian population of Nagorno-Karabakh continue. The help reaches those who voluntarily left the region, as well as those residents who decided to stay. This is noted in a statement by the Russian Federation Ministry of Foreign Affairs (RF MFA).
"After the cessation of military operations in Karabakh on September 20, which was achieved through the mediation of the Russian peacekeeping contingent, our peacekeepers delivered about 200 tons of humanitarian aid and fuel and lubricants to the people of Karabakh. After the fuel [depot] explosion on September 25, they organized the medical evacuation of hundreds of victims and accompanied the [vehicle] convoys of Karabakh people who had decided to leave for Armenia. Russian military doctors continue to work in the region.
"The aid to the Armenians of Karabakh is provided in various ways and in the territory of Armenia, including by Russian companies, public activists, and compatriots.
"Taking into account the humanitarian needs expressed in the briefing held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia on October 2, we decide the amount and scope of humanitarian aid. Such work is mainly aimed at meeting priority needs. The representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo [(Russian Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation)] in Yerevan created a special headquarters to coordinate the efforts. In the last few days alone, its employees have delivered more than 3 tons of humanitarian aid to Goris, and 1.5 tons to Kapan [cities of Armenia]. For the opening of the [Russian] consulate general in Syunik [Province of Armenia], the Russian diplomats of the advanced group of the RF MFA are working in the border zone, establishing contact with the local administration.
"Work to provide humanitarian aid to the Armenian population of Nagorno-Karabakh will continue," the Russian MFA statement added, in particular.