Dmitry Savelyev to Vladimir Solovyov: "There is clear attempt to drive wedge between Moscow and Baku"
TV presenter Vladimir Solovyov, speaking during a live broadcast of his program recently, once again said that Armenia's occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh was a "heroic feat of the Armenian people." This statement was made as a result of the discussion after Solovyov asked the Ukrainian experts on Ukraine’s position on the territorial affiliation of Nagorno-Karabakh.
The head of the Russian-Azerbaijani parliamentary group, State Duma Deputy Dmitry Savelyev commented on the situation at the request of Vestnik Kavkaza. "There is another attempt to drive a wedge between Moscow and Baku and, as a result, destroy the systematic work that has been underway for a quarter of a century to find a peaceful solution to the Karabakh problem between Azerbaijan and Armenia," he noted in the first place.
"Russia, being one of the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, all these years has been advocating the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, based on the norms and principles of international law. Strong and mutually beneficial partnership has formed between our countries. Moscow regards Baku as a guarantor of security in the South Caucasus," Dmitry Savelyev pointed out.
"Azerbaijan strengthens its position in the world political arena every year: the strong and flexible multi-vector policy pursued by President Ilham Aliyev allows Azerbaijan to defend its interests in international negotiations while maintaining constructive ties with the West and the East. By choosing the values of multiculturalism, Azerbaijan provides an opportunity to all ethnic groups and religions to develop of its territory. Representatives of different cultures attend global sports, political, cultural events organised in Baku at the highest level, and all of them are given the warmest reception here," the State Duma deputy added.
"Despite the obvious positive course of the republic's development, as well as respectful and good-neighborly relations between Russia and Azerbaijan, there are occasional media attacks attempting to create a positive image of the self-proclaimed Artsakh, not recognized by any of the world’s states! But it is worth remembering that such statements are nothing more than an attempt to spoil relations between our countries and complicate the resolution of the Karabakh conflict. These attempts have been unsuccessful and will remain as such in the future," Dmitry Savelyev concluded.