Congressman Brad Sherman, who spearheaded the launch of US aid to Artsakh in FY98 – testified in support of direct US humanitarian assistance to Artsakh families under Azerbaijani blockade.
“People of Artsakh have lived in that region for thousands of years. Joseph Stalin made that region a part of Azerbaijan. The result has been a terrible conflict including what is now a three-month blockade of Armenians living in that region,” Rep. Sherman said.
“They desperately need humanitarian assistance, and I hope you are generous in providing humanitarian assistance for the people of Artsakh,” he said.