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January 29, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After two weeks of skirmishes that threatened to lead to civil war, militias from the two southern Soviet republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan began withdrawing from one battlefront on Sunday and agreed to talks on extending the truce to other areas.
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NEWS
January 28, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Azerbaijani Popular Front on Saturday offered to work with Soviet officials on restoring order to that strife-torn southern Soviet republic in return for an end to the state of emergency there and the withdrawal of Soviet troops from the capital of Baku.
NEWS
January 27, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soviet Defense Minister Dmitri T. Yazov said Friday that the Azerbaijani Popular Front had mobilized an armed force of 40,000 and was preparing to seize power in Azerbaijan when Moscow declared a state of emergency there last weekend and sent in the Red Army to restore order.
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January 27, 1990 | SCOTT HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stepping up relief efforts to their ancestral homeland, 10 major Armenian groups in Los Angeles on Friday announced the formation of a joint council to provide humanitarian aid for fellow Armenians victimized by strife in Soviet Azerbaijan.
NEWS
January 26, 1990 | MASHA HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Black flags of mourning flutter outside the Azerbaijani mission here, and weary, unshaven officials huddle over their telephones around the clock inside, caught up in what they describe as a virtual war to save the image of the Azerbaijani people. They cannot do much, they say, about their dead countrymen being buried miles to the south in Baku, the Azerbaijani capital--people killed when Soviet troops shot their way into the city early last Saturday.
NEWS
January 25, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soviet troops, afraid that Azerbaijani militants would soon begin attacking Russian families in Baku, used artillery, tank and naval gunfire Wednesday evening to break a blockade of Baku's port so that ships carrying refugees, many of them Russians, can leave. A number of ships used by Azerbaijani militants to blockade the port for the past three days were sunk, according to reports from Baku, while others were observed on fire in Baku Bay.
NEWS
January 24, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev was warned Tuesday by the government newspaper Izvestia that he must act swiftly to restore order in the Soviet Union's strife-torn southern republics of Azerbaijan and Armenia if his reform policies are to survive.
NEWS
January 23, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Has the point been reached, after the week of tragedy in the Soviet Union's southern republic of Azerbaijan, where President Mikhail S. Gorbachev's reforms must be reevaluated as a strategy for the country?
NEWS
January 23, 1990 | ESTHER SCHRADER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They were not crying for Azerbaijanis in Armenia on Monday. Even as hundreds of thousands marched in Baku to mourn the 83 people killed when Soviet troops stormed the Azerbaijani capital over the weekend, Armenian refugees arriving here from Baku were celebrating the killings. "My God, I am glad they are dead!" Satenik Karapetian, 84, said at the Yerevan airport. "Let them all be killed. If I had one of them here--and I am an old woman--I would tear him apart, limb from limb!"
NEWS
January 23, 1990 | NICK WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soviet troops deployed along the Iranian frontier with troubled Azerbaijan on Monday to block cross-border movement by Azerbaijanis on both sides, Tehran Radio reported. Tens of thousands of Soviet Muslims reportedly have crossed into Iran in the last week. According to press reports from Moscow, many of them have returned to Soviet soil carrying weapons.
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