ArmInfo. In his recent interview to a number of media outlets, President of the Azerbaijani Republic Ilham Aliyev, touching upon the Azerbaijan-Karabagh conflict settlement and regional processes, once again used anti- Armenian, destructive, expansionary vocabulary and ideas, dwelling upon relevant programs and goals. The statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh reads.
As the press service of the NKR MFA reports, such a policy is a gross violation of international law, international humanitarian law, and the agreements reached. It aims to torpedo peace and stability initiatives and dismantle the existing formats.
The Azerbaijani leader also specifically targeted the activities of the OSCE Minsk Group co- chairmanship and the peacekeeping mission carried out in Artsakh by one of the co-chair countries- the Russian Federation, voicing absurd accusations against their activities. The OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairmanship is the only format for the settlement of the Azerbaijan- Karabagh conflict agreed by all sides.
We highly appreciate the mission of the Russian peacekeeping forces in Artsakh and consider unacceptable any attempt to cast a shadow on their activities. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh strongly condemns the behavior of Azerbaijan, being convinced that such a policy carried out at the state level should be properly assessed also by the international community, the NKR MFA concluded.
It should be noted that on January 12, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, in an interview with a number of media outlets, referring to the activities of the OSCE Minsk Group, said that he has his own idea of what the OSCE Minsk Group should do and what it should not do. In this vein, he stressed that the OSCE Minsk Group should not deal with the "Karabakh conflict", because it has already been resolved by Azerbaijan, and that the OSCE Minsk Group will not deal with this, because Baku will not allow it.