Costa Statement on Death of Armenian Soldier

Dec 18, 2013
Press Release

FRESNO, CA— Rep. Jim Costa released the following statement in response to news that Azerbaijani troops had killed an Armenian soldier, Hrant Poghosyan, along the border of Nagorno-Karabakh.

“I am appalled to learn of yet another murder of an Armenian solider in an unprovoked attack by Azerbaijani troops against Armenian forces,” said Costa. “This tragic bloodshed follows the Azerbaijani government’s heroic treatment of Ramil Safarov – the Azerbaijani military officer who savagely killed an Armenian solider. Azerbaijan, its military, and the perpetrator of this heinous crime must be held accountable for their actions and brought to justice.”