During the recent Armenian-Azerbaijani clashes, US Ambassador to Armenia Lynne Tracy had reported to the US Department of State about the violence and murder videos disseminated on social media, and discussed these matters with the Office of the Human Rights Defender off Armenia. She announced this during Wednesday’s hearing at the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, VOA reported
To note, Tracy has been nominated for the post of US ambassador to Russia.
She emphasized that today, during the war in Ukraine, many post-Soviet countries—including Armenia—which depend on Moscow, are concerned about the future of their independence and sovereignty.
The diplomat underscored the American aid being provided to Armenia, thanks to which it was possible to reduce the country’s dependence on Russia to a certain extent.
Tracy noted that the past or current relations with Russia do not meet Armenia's needs today.
According to her, very important discussions are underway between the US and Armenia about how the latter can be helped in terms of a more democratic and secure future.
Tracy added that there are also many security challenges where Russia has a role to play, and they need to continue to pay attention to that.