Celebrity Kim Kardashian West, who is Armenian-American, urged "diplomatic measures" to resolve escalating tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan in a Sunday tweet.
Armenia has accused neighboring Azerbaijan of carrying out military strikes on the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. Although the area is considered to be part of Azerbaijan, it is controlled by ethnic Armenians. In response to the escalating clashes, the Armenian government has declared martial law and called for a total military mobilization.
"Please share the news @esrailian Armenians in #Arstakh have been attacked. We are praying brave men & women risking their lives to protect Artsakh & #Armenia. The news is misleading & these are not 'clashes,'" Kardashian West, who is married to billionaire presidential hopeful Kanye West, wrote, tagging producer Eric Esrailian.
"Armenia has been the victim of unprovoked attacks by Azerbaijan & the predictable disinformation campaign that accompanies them. Azerbaijan is blocking social media except for war propaganda," she continued.
"We need international observers to investigate & call for international political and diplomatic measures to prevent unnecessary escalation & tragedy," Kardashian West added, sharing a link to a petition calling on the government to condemn Azerbaijan's actions and cut off military support for the country.