YEREVAN, Armenia — A U.S. congressional delegation headed by Speaker of the Home Nancy Pelosi arrived Saturday in Armenia, the place a cease-fire has held for 3 days after an outburst of combating with neighboring Azerbaijan that killed greater than 200 troops from either side.
The U.S. Embassy mentioned the go to will embody a gathering with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
On Friday, Pelosi instructed reporters in Berlin that the journey “is all about human rights and the respecting the dignity and price of each particular person.”
Different members of the U.S. delegation embody Rep. Frank Pallone, chairman of the Home Vitality and Commerce Committee, and congresswomen Jackie Speier and Anna Eshoo.
A cease-fire took impact on Wednesday night following two days of heavy combating that marked the most important outbreak of hostilities in practically two years.
Armenia and Azerbaijan traded blame for the shelling, with Armenian authorities accusing Baku of unprovoked aggression and Azerbaijani officers saying their nation was responding to Armenian assaults.
Pashinyan mentioned at the very least 135 Armenian troops had been killed within the combating. Azerbaijan’s Protection Ministry mentioned Friday it had misplaced 77.
The 2 ex-Soviet nations have been locked in a decades-old battle over Nagorno-Karabakh, which is a part of Azerbaijan however has been underneath the management of ethnic Armenian forces backed by Armenia since a separatist warfare there resulted in 1994.
Throughout a six-week warfare in 2020, Azerbaijan reclaimed broad swaths of Nagorno-Karabakh and adjoining territories held by Armenian forces. Greater than 6,700 individuals died within the combating, which ended with a Russia-brokered peace settlement. Moscow deployed about 2,000 troops to the area to function peacekeepers.