Statement by ex-Russian Amb at OSCE MG damages peaceable resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict - Azeri state official
The last statement by the ex-co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russian Ambassador Vladimir Kazimirov, is a dangerous tendency which damages the peaceable resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, as well as the Russian-Azerbaijani relationships, Novruz Mammadov, the head of the foreign Relations Department of the Azerbaijani Presidents Apparat, told Trend.
Kazimirov in his statement for PanARMENIAN.Net, dated May 18, made doubtful the UN Declaration dated 1948, confirmed by the Helsinki Agreement, on principles of tight of the nation and inviolability of borders. At present the principle is ineffective. President Aliyev believes in these principles as dogma and therefore, turns out in deadlock. Even I dont mention his war rhetoric disfigures the moral stratum of society, pressures on mentality of younger generation. Mammadov stressed that marazmus statements by Kazimirov is nothing else that settlement of his financial problems in old years of life thanks to close relationships with Armenians.
Mammadov was also indignant on Kazaimirovs statement in the Golos Armenia, which cites ex-Azerbaijani President Heydar Aliyev who as though stated the talk with him on 20 July 1993 with breaking voice Lets suppress Armenians Kazimirov continues that, Refusal from listening to wise position resulted in loss of 7 districts. Now they state we will take a revenge. Mammadov attributed such a statement as slander, biased, distortion of history, result of sick imagination, as well as hindrance in the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The Azerbaijani officer assured that such ideas cannot reflect Russias official standpoint as an OSCE Minsk Group co-chair.
The state official said that the Russian ambassador to Azerbaijan was invited to the Foreign Ministry on 20 May in this respect and Baku voiced his dissatisfaction in his respect.