Washington, January 30 AZERTAC
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives and Co-Chair of the Congressional Azerbaijan Caucus Steve Cohen made a statement on the 26th anniversary of 20 January tragedy.
The statement provides detailed information about the tragedy.
The US congressman said that on 20 January 1990, Soviet troops stormed Azerbaijan's capital city of Baku and attacked civilians in the city.
The congressman said that the January 20 tragedy united the Azerbaijani people and resulted with the declaration of independence in Azerbaijan. He also said Azerbaijan turned to rapidly developing country, adding democratic values and free market economy were established in the country.