U.S. Will Continue to Stand with Armenia, Says Top U.S. Aid Official

KORNIDZOR, Armenia (Reuters) —
Vehicles carrying refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh, a region inhabited by ethnic Armenians, wait on the road leading toward the Armenian border, in Nagorno-Karabakh, Monday. (REUTERS/David Ghahramanyan)

A senior U.S. aid official said on Tuesday the United States would stand in solidarity with Armenia following an offensive by Azerbaijan to retake the Nagorno-Karabakh region that has prompted thousands of Armenians to flee.

Samantha Power, head of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), said it was essential that the international community gained access to Karabakh, amid reports of unknown numbers of people being injured and requiring evacuation, or lacking food and other essentials.

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