Azerbaijan sends official note to Russian Foreign Ministry over Konstantin Zatulin's visit to occupied Karabakh
An official note was sent to the Russian Foreign Ministry, according to the Azerbaijani embassy in Russia.
In this note, Baku expressed concern regarding the participation of Deputy Chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots Konstantin Zatulin in the event on October 11 this year, which was organized by a self-proclaimed regime created in the occupied Azerbaijani territories.
"The embassy asks the Russian side to express its attitude regarding the statements of Konstantin Zatulin who openly supports separatism, in connection with his words of a provocative nature against Azerbaijan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and the speech damaging the existing high-level cooperation between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Russian Federation," the note says.
Azerbaijan also asked to clarify the status of the Russian MP during his visit to the occupied Azerbaijani territories and who financed this visit.
"Moreover, the importance of assessing Zatulin’s periodic statements regarding the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, which contradict Russia’s political position, his open distortion of historical facts and attempts to justify Armenia’s occupation policy, was also expressed. At the same time, while emphasizing the fact that Zatulin, as the MP, must be responsible for his words and deeds, the Azerbaijani embassy asked the Russian Foreign Ministry to take the necessary measures," the statement reads.