Russia says no complaint made by its citizen detained in Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 18
Russian citizen Marat Ueldanov, detained in Azerbaijan, hasn’t made any complaints regarding conditions of detention, Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters Aug. 18.
She said the Russian Foreign Ministry keeps this issue under control and does everything necessary for Ueldanov’s rights to be respected, and a constant contact with his lawyer is maintained.
Ueldanov was arrested for drug trafficking and no other charges were brought against him, Russia’s Embassy in Azerbaijan told Trend earlier, commenting on detention of the Russian citizen, who allegedly has an Armenian surname Galustyan.
“I would like to draw attention to the numerous comments on social networks in connection with Ueldanov’s detention,” said Zakharova. “I am convinced that all this is done deliberately, without any understanding of the essence.”
For reliable information, Zakharova advised to refer to the message of Russia’s Embassy in Azerbaijan, posted on its website.
“I don’t understand the accusations against the Russian Foreign Ministry that we consider this situation within the national subtext,” Zakharova said. “That is strange, unfair and cannot be discussed. There can be no national subtext in Russian state authorities’ work regarding the fate of Russian citizens.”
“Don’t speculate on things you don’t understand or if you cannot give their correct assessment,” she said. “There is no national subtext; we don’t divide Russian citizens according to ethnic grounds.”