US Congressman releases statement on Khojaly tragedy

Washington, March 1, AZERTAC

Co-chairman of the U.S. Congressional Azerbaijan Caucus, Congressman Steve Cohen has commemorated the 27th anniversary of the Khojaly massacre. In a statement, he described the tragedy in the town of Khojaly as the largest killing of ethnic Azerbaijani civilians in the course of the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict. Cohen said Armenian armed forces descended on the town on February 26, 1992, killing 613 people, including women, children and the elderly.

The congressman said ongoing violence along the line of contact surrounding occupied Azerbaijani territory reinforces the urgency of robust American participation in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE) Minsk Group as it works towards a peaceful resolution of the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict.

Cohen also described Azerbaijan as a strong partner of the United States and its ally in security and energy matters.

Yusif Babanly

Special Correspondent

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