Azerbaijan, Baku, 26 August / Trend corr. E.Babayev /The opposition Democratic Party of Azerbaijan (DPA) made a statement which condemns the decision by the Russian Federation Council which recognizes the independence in Abkhazia and Ossetia. "Such a decision is interference into the internal affairs in Georgia, as well as is a step which contradicts to international law norms and opens way to confrontation in the world," is stated in the statement by DPA.
On 25 August, the Russian Federation Council unanimously voted to make an appeal to President to recognize the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Later, the State Duma has unanimously supported the appeal regarding recognition of the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
The step taken by Moscow has demonstrated that it caused the recent discord and hostility amongst nations, who live in the post Soviet area, is stated in the statement.
DPA call on the world community and international organizations to take into consideration Russia's actions, which contradict international law norms, as well as to take more rational measures to keep security of new independent states. DPA considers necessity to exclude Russia from the OSCE Minsk Group, taking into consideration the fact that Moscow stands behind the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and is interested side in the conflict.
DPA calls on the CIS member-countries to take into consideration Russia's recent actions, which violated the requirements of the CIS Regulation. DPA calls on Azerbaijanis and political forces to take measures to keep independence and territorial integrity.
DPA was founded by Jalaloglu in 1991. The party took a radical position against the Government until 2007. In January 2007, the party took a new political course and improved relations with the authorities. Protesting against such an action Rasul Guliyev, the ex-chairman, and his supporters left the party and founded the Open Society party
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