ArmInfo.The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded to a note of protest from Azerbaijan. "In connection with the delivery of protest notes to the Ambassador of Russia to Baku and the corresponding commentary of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry press service regarding the <visit> to Moscow of representatives of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Masis Mayilyan and Lilit Hovhannisyan we would like to note the following:
The trip of these persons, if any It was of a purely private nature, in this capacity it does not contradict either Russian legislation, existing international agreements, or Russia's mediation mission in the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement (NKU). No meetings were held with officials of the Russian Federation, "the Russian Foreign Ministry emphasized.
"As for the references to certain contacts between M. Mayilyan and L. Hovhannisyan with Russian experts at the" Permanent Mission of Artsakh in Russia ", we emphasize again that such a" mission "is not registered with the state bodies of the Russian Federation as a diplomatic mission of a sovereign state, since our the country does not recognize the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, "the Russian Foreign Ministry noted. At the same time, Moscow pointed out the groundless claims against the Russian side contained in the note and comments by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, and the general tone did not correspond to the level and quality of Russian-Azerbaijani relations.
"For our part, we will continue to contribute to the achievement of the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement, both as part of the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group on NKU and in national quality, taking into account our relations with Azerbaijan and Armenia," the Russian Foreign Ministry noted. As previously reported, official Baku protested to the Russian ambassador in connection with the visit to Moscow of Artsakh Foreign Minister Masis Mayilyan.