Canadian Senator Leo Housakos has introduces a motion at the Senate to calling on the country's government to condemn the joint Azerbaijani – Turkish aggression against Armenians and recognize the independence of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), Armenia’s Embassy in Canada said on social media.
“At the next sitting of the Senate I shall move that the Senate of Canada call upon the Government of Canada to immediately condemn the joint Azerbaijani-Turkish aggression against the Republic of Artsakh, uphold a ban on military exports to Turkey, recognize the Republic of Artsakh’s inalienable right to self-determination and, in light of the further escalation and continued targeting of innocent Armenian civilians, recognize the independence of the Republic of Artsakh,” Senator Leo Housakos said.
Several cities and municipalities, including Glendale in the U.S. and Ryde in Australia, as well as the parliament of New South Wales have already recognized the independence of Artsakh.
Azerbaijan, with help from Turkey and Syrian and Libyan mercenaries deployed by Ankara, started a war against Karabakh (Artsakh) in the morning of September 27. The Armenian side has reported deaths and injuries both among the civilian population and the military. Foreign and local journalists too have been injured in Azeri shelling of towns and villages.
Donations can be made to Hayastan All-Armenian Fund, which has launched a fundraising campaign to support humanitarian efforts in Karabakh.