Over the weekend, in a direct violation of a ceasefire agreement, the Azerbaijani military attacked the good people of Artsakh. Fighting for self-determination, too many Artsakh soldiers paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country. A 12 year-old boy and an elderly couple from the village of Talish were also tragically killed at the hands of the Azerbaijani military. Azerbaijan's aggression against the free and independent Nagorno Karabakh must be condemned and those responsible must be held accountable with strong sanctions and consequences for their unjustified actions.
My family's prayers go out to families struck by this attack. I hope you can join us and encourage others, to contribute to humanitarian relief efforts to help victims through these difficult times.
Here are two ways in which you can help:
• Humanitarian Relief Effort - https://fundly.com/ars-support-for-artsakh
• ANCA Action Alert - anca.org/stopaliyev
Please consider helping as we join together in California to ardently support peace and Artsakh Independence.
Anthony J. Portantino