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Baku is in panic: A note of protest was handed to Russian Ambassador  to Azerbaijan

Baku is in panic: A note of protest was handed to Russian Ambassador  to Azerbaijan

ArmInfo. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Azerbaijan Mikhail Bocharnikov was invited to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, where the deputy head of the department, Khalaf Khalafov, met with him, Turan  reports.

The Russian Ambassador was handed a note of protest by the Foreign  Ministry in connection with a visit of Masis Mayilyan and Lernik  Hovhannisyan, the "representatives" of the illegal regime, formed in  the "Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh region"  "occupied by" Armenia, to  the Russian Federation the press service of the Foreign Ministry  said.  The note of protest emphasized that the "entry" of the  "representatives" of the "illegal formation", formed in the" occupied  territories of Azerbaijan", to Russia and their meetings with a  number of Russian experts and academic center staff have served  Armenia's efforts for almost 30 years to consolidate the status quo  in the "occupied territories". Such visits are invariably provocative  and directed against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of  Azerbaijan. This harms the negotiation process and does not  correspond to the spirit of relations between Azerbaijan and Russia,  based on sincerity and high trust, as well as the provisions of the  Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Security between  Republic of Azerbaijan and Russia "dated July 3, 1997>.  

In addition, the visit of "representatives" of "illegal formation" to  the territory of Russia and the possibility of promoting the results of  the occupation there does not correspond to the mediation obligations  of the Russian Federation as one of the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk  Group. It does not correspond to the status, as a permanent member of  the UN Security Council, which supported its resolutions 822, 853,  874 and 884, adopted in 1993. It was also emphasized that the mission  of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs is to demonstrate an impartial  approach to all issues related to a peaceful resolution of the  conflict.

In this regard, the Azerbaijani side informed Ambassador Bocharnikov  of its expectations from the Russian In this regard, the Azerbaijani  side informed Ambassador Bocharnikov of its expectations from the  Russian side to take all necessary measures to prevent such illegal  visits.  Ambassador Bocharnikov, in turn, emphasized that Russia's  position on the conflict is well known and unchanged, and any entry  of "representatives" of unrecognized entities into Russia does not  reflect the official position of Moscow. He also said that he would  report to the Russian Foreign Ministry about the protest of the  Azerbaijani side. 

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