The Council of the City of Los Angeles has distributed a resolution on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Artsakh Liberation Movement, adopted on September 7, 2018. Following is the unofficial translation of the resolution.
The resolution notes that 30 years ago, in February 1988, the people of Artsakh raised their voices for self-determination, liberation and democracy in the face of tyranny and from Stepanakert to Yerevan, they rallied for freedom and sovereignty against intolerance and foreign rule."
"Through the course of the last three decades, the people of the Republic of Artsakh have shown tenacity and perseverance in the face of war, massacres, economic deprivation and other tremendous hardships and the Republic of Artsakh has stayed true and faithful to its citizens by remaining independent, while working to bring change and stability to the Caucasus region, and by holding free and fair elections and referendum that have been recognized as a model for the region," the document reads.
By the adoption of the resolution, the City of Los Angeles honors the Republic of Artsakh and its citizens on the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Artsakh Liberation Movement and recognizes the sacrifices, commitment and steadfastness shown by the people of the Republic of Artsakh in the face of extreme adversity.
The City Council also declares December 10,1991 to be Artsakh Day in the City of Los Angeles.
On September 10th, 2013 the City of Los Angeles recognized the sovereignty of the Republic of Artsakh, and called upon the United States government and the international community to do so as well.