The Ethiopian government is accusing the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) of blocking humanitarian flights to Mekelle. In a brief statement issued on Thursday, The Government Communication Affairs Ministry said “..since yesterday[Wednesday], the terrorist group has blocked aid flights to Mekelle airport. At some point, it appeared that the Ethiopian government use of the description “TPLF terrorist” , which the Ethiopian parliament approved in 2021, was wanning. The TPLF says it has not blocked flights to Mekelle. Getachew Reda, spokesperson of TPLF and TPLF military command, on Thursday said the airport was shut due to a fuel shortage.
Source: Ethiopian News June 24, 2022 01:30 UTC