REPORT: AYF Members On Hunger Strike Burn OSCE Minsk Group’s Statement That Calls On Both Sides To Deescalate.

Today, the Armenian Youth Federation Western United States passed the 48 hour mark of their hunger strike in-front of the Federal Building in Los Angeles to call attention to war crimes being committed against Armenians.

The AYF declares, that the “United States, as a leading world power, has an obligation to ensure Azerbaijan and Turkey stop their aggression and war crimes against innocent Armenians. The US has strongly FAILED in its role as a Co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group. The Minsk Group’s neutral statements calling on “both sides to de-escalate” are USELESS. These statements do nothing but create false parity in a situation where it is CLEAR who the aggressor is. The Minsk Group is enabling Azerbaijan to continue its violence and agenda of ethnic cleansing in Artsakh,” said the AYF-WUS to Zartonk Media.

AYF Member & hunger striker Serli Shanlian said in her speech: “There must be a real solution to Azerbaijans aggression, recognize Artsakh, sanction Turkey and sanction Azerbaijan.”

Shanlian added, “This is what we think of your statement,” as AYF member & fellow hunger striker Shant Atamian proceeded to burn the OSCE Minsk Group’s statement that calls on both sides to deescalate the conflict.

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