Pelosi confirms snap go to to Armenia after lethal clashes By Reuters

© Reuters. U.S. Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi addresses a information convention following her assembly at Germany’s decrease home of parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, September 16, 2022. REUTERS/Christian Mang

(Reuters) -U.S. Home of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday confirmed that she would make a snap go to to Armenia after border clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan killed greater than 200 individuals this week.

Pelosi would journey with two members of Congress who’re Armenian Individuals, she mentioned, however declined to provide additional particulars of what she referred to as a “reasonably spontaneous” choice to make the journey.

Talking at a Group of Seven (G7) international locations assembly in Berlin, she mentioned “tomorrow we will likely be visiting Armenia, as a result of we have had an ongoing invitation from the Armenians”.

Information of the go to was first reported by Politico. Pelosi declined to enter extra element, including that members of Congress “do not wish to be a goal” once they journey.

Talking alongside Ukraine’s speaker of parliament, she added that Ukraine should win the conflict towards Russia and that Russia have to be held accountable for the battle.

Each Armenia and Azerbaijan blame one another for the renewed combating over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh area – the deadliest clashes between them since a six-week conflict in 2020 left 1000’s useless.

The 2 sides have fought for many years over Nagorno-Karabakh, internationally recognised as a part of Azerbaijan however, till the conflict in 2020, populated and managed by ethnic Armenians.

Armenia says Azerbaijan’s forces this week attacked and seized settlements inside Armenia, past Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbaijan says it was responding to “provocations” by the Armenian facet.

A ceasefire, brokered by Moscow, ended the most recent combating late Wednesday evening, however the scenario on the border stays tense.

Russia, a army ally of Armenia which additionally strives for pleasant relations with Azerbaijan, mentioned it will stress each international locations to tug their forces again to the place they had been earlier than this week’s battle broke out.

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