Kardashian West, of Armenian descent, made the announcement on Sunday, in a video message posted on Instagram, in which she also encouraged her fans to support Armenia.
“We talked about the current situation in Armenia and Artsakh (self-proclaimed republic, no.) And talked to many others to draw attention to the crisis that we cannot allow to move forward. My thoughts are with brave men, women and children. I want everyone to remember that, despite the distance between us, we are not limited by borders and that we are a global Armenian nation together. “
She said the money would go to civilians – who had suffered and had to leave their homes – in the form of food, medical care and other necessary products, according to news.ro.
During the filming of the TV show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”, Kim visited Armenia twice – in 2015, to baptize her daughter, North, and in 2019, when she and the other three children, Saint, Chicago and Psalm were baptized.
Her sisters, Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian, also sent messages in support of the case, but did not disclose whether they had made donations. Their video messages were broadcast during an Armenia Fund teledon, in which $ 30 million was raised.
Elton John, Cardi B and Offset are among those who have expressed support for Armenia on social media. They deleted the messages after being criticized by supporters of Azerbaijan.
The conflict, which centers on the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan but is inhabited and administered by Armenians, began three decades ago. Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to a ceasefire, but have never reached an agreement. At the end of September 2020, the most violent confrontations of the last 26 years broke out. More than 300 people died and several thousand were displaced. On Friday, they decided on a temporary ceasefire. Hours after the agreement came into force, both sides have been accused of violating it.