US congress commemorates victims of 'Black January'

US congress commemorates victims of 'Black January'

Co-Chair of the US Congress Working Group on Azerbaijan Steve Cohen made a statement on the occasion of the 27th anniversary of January 20 tragedy, the Azerbaijani Embassy in US said.
 
The US Congressman considers this bloody event as a warning for those who wanted to become independent republics from the Soviet Union, in order to prevent the fall of the communist regime.
 
Cohen noted that contrary to expectations of the Soviet leadership, the events on January 20 even more united the Azerbaijani people and these processes culminated in the proclamation of the independence of Azerbaijan, APA reports.

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