A view of an Azerbaijani checkpoint set up at the entry of the Lachin Corridor, the Armenian-populated breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region's only land link with Armenia, by a bridge across the Hakari River on May 2.
Armenia on May 24 called on the UN's top judicial body, the International Court of Justice, to order its archrival Azerbaijan to withdraw a blockade from a key road connecting Yerevan to the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh. On April 23, Azerbaijan set up a roadblock at the entrance to the Lachin Corridor, the only road linking Armenia to the region. Yerevan had previously accused Baku of blocking the vital artery for nearly six months. The region is populated mainly by Armenians who broke away from Baku with Yerevan's help.