Azerbaijani Politicians Believe Kremlin Took Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh into Its Control Once Again
Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Trend E.Huseynli / The events under the title 'elections' held by the Armenian separatists in occupied Azerbaijani territories concluded and Bako Saakyan, who calls himself as 'national security minister' was elected as the head of the self-declared regime.
The Azerbaijani politicians stated that the so-called 'elections' concluded, but as always, they were not accepted seriously or recognized by anyone. Politician Zardush Alizade said that the so-called 'elections' in Azerbaijan's Nagorno-Karabakh region occupied by Armenia is the continuation of the elections in Armenia. Russia again made Armenia dependent upon Russia. "From the beginning, I stressed that the persons jointly supported by the Kremlin and Government of Armenia would be elected as the head of the Armenian community in Nagorno-Karabakh. More precisely, it would not be an election, this person would be assigned by Armenia. And that is exactly what has happened. Therefore, through its commanders, Russia will again maintain the Armenians under its control in Nagorno-Karabakh," the politician said.
Alizade considers that such policy again delays the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and ensures Russia's dominancy over South Caucasus. Another politician Vafa Guluzade believes that it is totally absurd to speak of the existence of a self-declared structure in the occupied Azerbaijani territories. Therefore, any actions of the self-declared structure are absurd. "These efforts of the Armenian separatists were negatively assessed not only by Azerbaijan, but by the whole world. The election games in Nagorno-Karabakh will not change anything. Kukasyan and Saakyan did not settle anything in Nagorno-Karabakh. All the processes are regulated by Russia," Guluzade said.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries appeared in 1988 due to Armenian territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenia has occupied 20% of the Azerbaijani lands including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and its seven surrounding districts. Since 1992 to the present time, these territories have been under Armenian occupation. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a cease-fire agreement at which time the active hostilities ended. The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France and USA) are holding peaceful negotiations.