Head of Azeri SBS denies statements about establishment of favorable conditions for Chechen militants at border

Politics Materials 23 December 2005 16:36 (UTC +04:00)

Elchin Guliyev, the head of the State Border Service (SBS), denied information spread by some Russian media on favorable conditions established for crossing the Azerbaijani borders by Chechen militants, Trend reports referring to Lider TV.

According to Guliyev, the rumors were repeatedly denied by the officials of the Russian border establishment. During the visit to Azerbaijan the head of the North Caucasus district of the Russian Federal Border Service stated that they did not have similar information.

Guliyev noted that the state border must be exactly outlined. The governments established commissions on delimitation and demarcation of borders in this regard. “It is very difficult process, as delimitation will be followed by demarcation and redemarcation.

The head of SBS said that the number of violations by Azerbaijani citizens had dropped recently.