WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US urged continued humanitarian entry to Nagorno-Karabakh on Tuesday as officers introduced extra humanitarian help to deal with well being care and different emergency wants.
The White Home assertion got here because the demise toll from the explosion and fireplace in a gasoline depot within the separatist enclave rose to 68 individuals, with 105 extra individuals lacking and almost 300 others injured.
The White Home mentioned: “We’re saddened by the information that a minimum of 68 individuals have been killed and tons of injured in an explosion at a gasoline depot in Nagorno-Karabakh, and we specific our deepest sympathy to the individuals of Nagorno-Karabakh and to all who’re struggling.” Nationwide Safety Council spokeswoman Adrienne Watson mentioned:
“We urge continued humanitarian entry to Nagorno-Karabakh for all these in want.”
Samantha Energy, head of the US Company for Worldwide Improvement (USAID), mentioned throughout a go to to Armenia on Tuesday that the US will present $11.5 million in humanitarian help.
Armenians in Karabakh – part of Azerbaijan that has been outdoors Baku’s management because the breakup of the Soviet Union – started fleeing this week after their forces have been defeated in a lightning operation by the Azerbaijani military.
(Reporting by Jasper Ward and Doina Chiacco; Enhancing by Leslie Adler and Margarita Choi)