by Marianna Mkrtchyan
The ICRC Yerevan Office maintains regular contacts with the residents of borderline villages, Zara Amatuni, Head of Communication Programs at the ICRC Yerevan Office, has told ArmInfo when commenting on the information that the heads of Movses and Chinari rural communities of Tavush region have applied to the ICRC over the escalation of tension on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. The heads of the specified rural communities say that the tension disturbs the harvesting process.
Amatuni says that the ICRC has always expressed willingness to support the residents of the borderline villages. "The ICRC is negotiating with the conflicting parties. If both parties guarantee security, the ICRC representatives arrive at the villages for the summer work period and stay there as guarantees until the crops are completely taken", she adds.
To note, the heads of Movses and Chinari rural communities have applied to the International Committee of the Red Cross over the continued ceasefire violation, which hinders the cropping process. They have asked the ICRC to provide intermediary services to enable the farm entities to take the crops.