The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) issued the following statement on April 4 condemning Azerbaijan’s aggression against the Nagorno-Karabagh Republic (NKR/Artsakh), and calling on international condemnation of Baku’s hostile actions.
On April 1, Azerbaijani forces launched a large-scale offensive against the Republic of Nagorno-Karabagh that resulted in a number of casualties. The Armenian General Benevolent Union strongly condemns the attack on the part of Azerbaijani forces and calls upon the international community to unambiguously condemn this latest indiscriminate and irresponsible attack. AGBU urges international mediators with the OSCE [Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe] Minsk Group to take concrete steps to not only condemn, in the strongest possible terms, this latest violation, but also to implement more effective actions to prevent further escalation and to ensure the government of Azerbaijan strictly adheres to the ceasefire.
AGBU joins all Armenians around the world, and more specifically the people of Nagorno-Karabagh, in these difficult times, and shares their grievance and pain in the loss of life of the valiant soldiers and innocent civilian victims in recent days at the hands of the Azeri aggressor. We stand in solidarity with the people of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabagh and the Armenian Armed Forces in their struggle to safeguard our homeland.
The organization calls upon all nations, international institutions, humanitarian and peace-building organizations to make their voices heard in protest and condemnation of these attacks that risk not only to disrupt regional, but also international, peace, and security.
Source: Armenian Weekly Mid-West