United States embassy commemorates victims of Sumgait pogrom

United States embassy commemorates victims of Sumgait pogrom

The United States embassy in Armenia paid tribute to the memory of the Armenians who were killed in the 1988 Sumgait pogrom.

“Today, we join with Armenians mourning and acknowledging all who lost their lives in Sumgait in 1988,” the United States embassy said in a statement released on social media.

 

In late February 1988, Azerbaijanis began a state-sponsored massacre of the Armenian population in Sumgait, which became known as the Sumgait pogrom.