Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) issued the following statement on the recent escalation of violence in Armenia and Azerbaijan. Reports indicate that hundreds have been killed in the region.
“I’m deeply saddened by the fighting in the Caucuses, and I’ve heard from many constituents who are seeing the destruction and hearing the stories of people there living in fear,” said Rep. Crist. “The territorial status of Nagorno-Karabakh must be resolved peacefully and consistent with legitimate international norms. Involvement from Turkey or Russia seeking their own gain from the conflict will only further destabilize the situation. The international community should stand ready to help bring about peace, not more bloodshed.”