Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 24 / Trend U. Sadikhova /
Azerbaijan should laugh at the film about the
Nagorno-Karabakh on the Inter television channel. The topic of the film is biased and distorted, Ukrainian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Boris Klimchuk said at a press conference in Baku today. The Azerbaijani Embassy in Ukraine delivered a diplomatic note to the Ukrainian FM after the screening of an anti-Azerbaijani film on the Inter television channel Dec. 7, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Ukraine Talat Aliyev told Trend .
After Euronews, Inter then prepared and presented the anti-Azerbaijani film about Karabakh.
"I was not delighted with the screening of this film on the Inter television channel. But the Inter channel is an independent channel and this should be taken into account," Klimchuk said.
He said Ukraine's position has not changed on the conflict, adding that this was clearly stated at the last meeting with Aliyev at the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.
"There is a notion - 'when in Rome, do as the Romans do'. The same applies to independent press. The position of the Inter channel is not the position of Ukraine. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has already spoken with the Inter's management," the ambassador said.
The conflict between the two
South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts. Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. General Assembly's resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the occupied territories.