The terms of the Russia and Turkey-backed ceasefire ending Azerbaijan’s unprovoked violence against Artsakh [(Nagorno-Karabakh)] and Armenia are unfair. The Trump Administration’s absence was glaring and led to disastrous results for the people of Armenia. US Congressman Brad Sherman stated this on Twitter.

“Who drafted this ceasefire agreement? None other than Putin and Erdoğan. This is the result of a lack of U.S. leadership. We must not stand for this disastrous deal forced on Armenia. We must not view it as a final settlement.

I ask the US State Department and the US Co-Chair to the OSCE to work with our partners to achieve a fair and balanced long term settlement. Artsakh’s right to self determination must be preserved,” Congressman Sherman added.