Baku, Azerbaijan, March 27
By Sabina Ahmadova - Trend:
Azerbaijan will support Ukraine's position during the discussion of the project on the support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country within the internationally recognized borders at the UN General Assembly meeting dedicated to the situation in Ukraine on March 27, the statement of the Azerbaijani embassy in Ukraine reported.
The statement said that Azerbaijan's position is to support the territorial integrity, sovereignty and inviolability of Ukraine's borders.
"Azerbaijan condemns extremism, radicalism and separatism in any form and once again confirms persistent connection with international peace and security, including the principles of sovereignty, territorial integrity, which form the basis of relations among the United Nations member states and the principles of inviolability of borders, recognized by the states on international level. Azerbaijan supports the settlements of all conflicts among the UN member states on the basis of above -mentioned principles as result of political dialogue, " the statement said.
Furthermore, commenting upon the reportage of journalist Dmitry Evchina during the Inter TV channel 17:45 news broadcast on March 26 that referred to the governor of the Vladimir region of Russia, head of the Russian delegation Svetlana Orlova, saying that Azerbaijan recognized the referendum held in Crimea on March 16, and supports the decision on the adoption of Crimea by Russia as a subject, during the meeting of the Congress of Local and Regional governments of the Council of Europe that took place on March 24-25 in Strasbourg , the Azerbaijani Embassy in Ukraine says are groundless .
"On the contrary, the head of the Azerbaijani delegation, deputy of the Supreme Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, Anar Ibragimov who took part at the meeting, voted for a resolution condemning Russia's actions in the Crimea," the embassy said.
There was a change of power in Ukraine on February 22.
The Verkhovna Rada ousted President Yanukovych, changed the constitution and set the presidential election on May 25. Yanukovych said that he was forced to leave Ukraine under threat of violence. He remains the legally elected president. A number of areas in eastern and southern Ukraine, as well as Crimea did not recognize the legitimacy of the Verkhovna Rada and made a decision on holding a referendum on the future situation of regions.
A referendum on the status of Crimea was held on March 16. More than 96 percent of voters voted for the autonomy joining Russia.
Most world countries issued a statement of non-recognition of the referendum results.
An agreement on the adoption of the Crimea to Russia was signed on March 18 in Kremlin.
Translated by S.I.
Edited by C.N.