ArmInfo. Head of the ruling United Russia party Dmitry Medvedev, speaking about the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict, said that within the Russian Federation this topic should not create grounds for violence and clashes.
< I think it is important that our law enforcement agencies are focused on that this topic inside the country should not create grounds for the use of violence and any clashes," he said at a meeting with participants in the PolitStartup personnel project, RIA Novosti reports.
Medvedev noted that Diasporas should also feel their responsibility. "Otherwise, those who violate Russian laws, no matter what their nationality, must bear tough responsibility under Russian laws. And if these violators are foreign citizens, even of friendly countries, we need to apply understandable measures to them, they just need to be expelled from the country, if there are no other principles for the application of responsibility," the head of the United Russia believes.
To recall, the clashes on the Armenian-Azerbaijani state border took place on July 12 and lasted for several days. The Azerbaijani Armed Forces subjected to artillery fire not only the positions of the RA Armed Forces, but also the Armenian border villages. As a result of these actions, a civilian of the village of Chinari was injured, and civilian infrastructure was damaged. According to official data, 5 servicemen were killed from the Armenian side, 36 more were wounded (5 seriously), from the Azerbaijani side - officially about two dozen. The Armenian Armed Forces announced the destruction of 13 Azerbaijani drones, including one Israeli Elbit Hermes 900. Since July 17, the situation at the front line has relatively stabilized.
Against the background of the escalation of the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani state border, clashes took place in Moscow between Armenians and Azerbaijanis. Some of them got off with administrative articles, some were prosecuted for hooliganism and robbery. A number of participants were detained in a pre-trial detention centers.