Congressman Jim Costa (D-CA) calls on Azerbaijan to “reverse its pattern of escalating violence against the peaceful people of Nagorno Karabakh” – in this statement Aliyev’s attacks on Artsakh.
Read Rep. Costa’s complete statement below:
“This latest breach of the ceasefire underscores Azerbaijan’s aversion to peace and stability, and I condemn the attacks against Nagorno Karabakh.”
“Some 20 Armenian soldiers and five civilians have already lost their lives due to the senseless violence. Despite attending meetings in DC with Secretary Kerry and Vice President Biden last week, Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev does not appear committed to the peace process and I question his sincerity in trying to reach a resolution. It is my hope the United States continues to work with the Minsk Group until the Azerbaijan government reverses its pattern of escalating violence against the peaceful people of Nagorno Karabakh and recommits to upholding civil society and rule of law.”