American socialite, Kim Kardashian-West, asked her followers on social media to pressure the White House to help Armenia with its conflict with Azerbaijan, the Hill reported.
According to her, the US and Turkish Governments should cease all of their military support to Azerbaijan and stop the attacks on Artsakh.
Other members of the famous family, Khloe Kardashian, and Robert Kardashian, also support the call.
The Kardashians trace their family’s ancestry to Armenia.
However, Kardashian-West is one of the most outspoken among them in promoting Armenia’s history and sharing issues related to it.
For example, early this year, Kardashian-West said she’s proud that America recognizes the anniversary of the Armenian genocide.
Aside from her family members, other personalities also join Kardashian-West in her calls to pressure the government.
According to Kardashian-West, the Armenians in the Republic of Artsakh are victims of “unprovoked attacks by Azerbaijan.”
Also, “disinformation campaigns” accompany these attacks, she added.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star also calls for an investigation and international political measures to prevent more tragedy in the region.
A Brief History of the Armenia and Azerbaijan Conflict
The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan started in the 80s over the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region.
The 80s also saw the beginning of the collapse of the Soviet Union.
The region then has a population of 95% Armenians within Azerbaijan territory.
In 1988, the region joined Armenia through a resolution.
However, after the collapse of the Soviet Union in the 90s, war erupted between the two, killing thousands of people and leaving numerous refugees.
Through the years, the Minsk Process, co-chaired by France, the Russian Federation, and the US, tried but failed to bring peace to the region.
Fast forward to 2020, and the conflict is still ongoing.
The most recent one is after both countries accuse each other of escalating the conflict.
According to a Vox report, the region now is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan despite having Armenian citizens.