Pelosi condemns attack by Azerbaijan in Armenia
"America stands by Armenia": US top politician Pelosi assures Armenia of US solidarity. Azerbaijan attacked Armenia on Tuesday night.
A few days after Azerbaijan's attack on Armenia, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, condemned the attack during a visit to the Armenian capital. She spoke in Yerevan of an illegal and deadly attack. "America stands by Armenia and supports its security and democracy," emphasized the US democrat. According to official information from Yerevan, 135 Armenian soldiers were killed in the course of the attack. Azerbaijan complained of more than 70 deaths in its own ranks.
The oil and gas rich South Caucasus republic Azerbaijan had attacked Armenia on Tuesday night. Azerbaijan accuses Armenia of previously provoking. The militarily weak country rejects this. After two days of heavy fighting, a ceasefire has been in effect since Thursday. The ex-Soviet republics have been at war with each other over the Nagorno-Karabakh region for decades. This time, according to information from Yerevan, it was not the conflict region that was attacked, but the heartland.
allegations against Azerbaijan
The head of the Armenian parliament, Alen Simonyan, said at a press conference pelosithat Azerbaijan took advantage of international attention to the war in Ukraine to "brutally bomb" the country. He called for Western sanctions against Azerbaijan, which is an important energy supplier for the EU, in order to end the country's expansionist drive.
Pelosi, 82, stressed that the "territorial integrity of Armenia" was important to the US. "The aim of our visit is to understand what Armenia expects from the US and what support we can provide." Traditionally, Russia is the protecting power of Armenia. However, increasing in Yerevan Criticism that Moscow is overwhelmed by the war in Ukraine.