Congressmen call on Biden Administration to consider airlifting supplies to Artsakh


YEREVAN, JANUARY 19, ARTSAKHPRESS. United States Congressmen, Co-chairs of the Congressional Armenian Caucus Frank Pallone, Gus Bilirakis, Adam Schiff, David Valadao and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo sent a joint letter to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and USAID Administrator Samantha Power calling on the Biden Administration to put maximum pressure on Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to end the blockade of Artsakh.

The Congressmen said the US must end all military aid to Azerbaijan, sanction the Azeri leadership and consider all available options to provide humanitarian aid to Artsakh, including a potential airlift of supplies to prevent the very real threat of starvation.

“The Aliyev regime is taking premeditated steps to remove the indigenous Armenian population from Artsakh and deprive them of the opportunity to live freely, democratically, and with dignity in the land of their ancestors – a clear sign of ethnic cleansing that must not be ignored,” the Congressmen said in the letter.

The full text of the letter was published on Twitter by Congressman Pallone.

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