Russia, Moscow / corr. Trend R.Agayev / "The condition of Agaly Alishev, who received a gunshot wound during a serious fight between Azerbaijani and Armenian youths at the end of a festive event on 1 May which was held in the Moscow-based Russian University of Friendship of People, is said to be stable,"
Agaly Alishev, who is in Moscow City Clinical Hospital No. 64, exclusively informed Trend Special Correspondent in Moscow that on 1 May, a fight occurred between Azerbaijani and Armenian youth at the conclusion of a festive event which was held in the Moscow-based Russian University of Friendship of People. As a result, several Azerbaijanis received gunshot and knife wounds. Aghali Alishev, 22, who was wounded in the incident was operated on at Hospital 64, within the Russian Capital.
Alishev said that the Armenians had provoked the young Azerbaijanis to fight several times. Witnessing the Armenians dancing and raising the flag of the un-recognized self-proclaimed separatist regime of Nagorno-Karabakh, the Azerbaijani students warned them to stop. The Armenians ignored the requests and they began to distribute Anti-Azerbaijan literature amongst students of the University regardless of the protests from the Azerbaijanis.
According to Alishev, three Azerbaijanis were wounded in the fight. One of them received a knife wound in his neck, the second on his arm and the third youth received a wound to his leg as a result of shoot from an air rifle.
According to the information provided by the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Moscow, the facts of the incident are being clarified together with the Moscow's law-enforcement. Obruchevsky Interior Department of Moscow is expected to file a criminal case.
The conflict between the two countries of South Caucasus appeared in 1988 due to territorial claims of Armenia against Azerbaijan. Armenia has occupied 20% of the Azerbaijani lands including Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding Districts. Since 1992 to the present time, these territories have been under the occupation of the Armenian Forces. 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 USA) are holding peaceful negotiations.