WARWICK, RI—The City of Warwick, RI, proclaimed May 20, 2012 as “Shoushi Liberation Day.”
“Due to the bravery of Armenian soldiers and excellent military strategy and organization, Shoushi was liberated,” said a proclamation by Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian, reported the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Office in the US.
“Attempts to reunify Artsakh and Armenia were met with resistance by Azerbaijan with murders, slaughters and torture,” the proclamation says, and emphasizes that “liberating Shoushi became a matter of life and death”. The proclamation also characterizes the liberation of Shoushi as “a turning point in the war” between Azerbaijan and Artsakh.
Mayor of Shoushi Garen Avakimyan thanked the Avedisian for the Proclamation. Avakimyan’s letter, in particular, said “Twenty years ago the city (of Shoushi) returned to the Armenian people to become a symbol of courage and perseverance, a symbol of a selfless struggle for freedom and justice.”