Zatulin's statements serve pro-Armenian lobbyists’ interests expert
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 7
By Samir Ali – Trend:
The statement made by deputy chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee for CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots Konstantin Zatulin during the period of the intensification of the Azerbaijan-Russia relations and meetings between the presidents of the two countries cannot in any way reflect the political will of Russia and its top leadership, editor-in-chief of Baki Xeber newspaper, expert Aydin Guliyev told Trend.
“Zatulin’s words, which do not correspond to the current geopolitical and interstate relations, serve the interests of pro-Armenian lobbyists in the political elite of Russia,” Guliyev said.
“Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s recent inclination towards relatively constructive mutual understanding is directly connected with Russia's attempts to more effectively influence the settlement of the Karabakh problem,” he added. “Zatulin’s undermining positive Nagorno-Karabakh process under such conditions is actually against Russia’s policy of strengthening regional stability.”
“Another aspect that Zatulin wants to hide is to maintain the presence of Armenia’s armed forces on Azerbaijan’s territories,” he said. “Zatulin’s biased statements are incapable of having any impact on Russia’s official policy.”
Guliyev stressed that the presence of a person, engaged in such a subversive policy, in the committee of the State Duma can play a very destructive role.
"This person does not meet the requirements of the strategy to enhance the role of the CIS in the post-Soviet area," the expert added.