Russia should Explain Armenia that Its Aggressor Policy is Inadmissible: Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry
Azerbaijan, Baku, 23 June / corr. Trend S. Agayev/ The official Baku calls on Russia to explain Armenia that its aggressor policy in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is inadmissible.
" Russia as one of the co-chairmen of the OSCE Minsk Group should explain Armenia that its aggressor policy is inadmissible," Khazar Ibrahim, the spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan said to journalists on 23 June.
Baku calls on Russia not to render military support for the occupier country. " Armenia and Russia actively cooperate in military sphere and it is not a secret for anyone. Both states are members of Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), it is a question of whether Russia renders military support to the occupier country," Ibrahim said.
According to Ibrahim, Russia should contribute to the settlement of the Armenian -Azerbaijani conflict and urge Armenia to take more constructive position.
The conflict between the two countries of the South Caucasus began in 1988 due to Armenian territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Since 1992, Armenian Armed Forces have occupied 20% of Azerbaijan including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and its seven surrounding districts. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement at which time the active hostilities ended. The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France, and the US) are currently holding peaceful negotiations.