Arayik Harutyunyan found under fire from Moscow, Baku and Yerevan
According to unconfirmed reports, recently the so-called President of the so-called Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, which died after the end of the Second Karabakh War, one of the leaders of the occupation authorities of Karabakh, Arik Harutyunyan, was "summoned" to Moscow.
According to the Armenian press, the separatist should have been brainwashed in Moscow for being "helpful to the Armenian authorities." Representatives of the Russian special services were going to have a conversation with Harutyunyan, who wanted to explain that "the fulfillment of every desire / order of Pashinyan does not follow from the interests" of Karabakh, the Armenian media write.
The news of the visit to Moscow of the head of the illegal occupation regime created by Armenia on the occupied Azerbaijani lands in Nagorno-Karabakh caused understandable bewilderment and indignation in Baku as well. Azerbaijani public figures, mainly journalists, have already sent a letter to the Russian embassy on this matter. "Even if Harutyunyan's trip to Moscow is purely private, to cross the border he must present a valid, that is, having legal force, document issued by the country of origin - Azerbaijan. Were these norms observed during Arayik Harutyunyan's visit to Russia, for whom Azerbaijan is the country of origin? ? ", - Azerbaijani social activists ask a question.
They remind that during the 44-day war Arayik Harutyunyan openly claimed responsibility for the war crime - rocket attacks on residential areas of Ganja. Recall that as a result of the shelling of Ganja, Barda and other settlements, civilians died and were seriously injured, and serious damage was caused to civilian objects. Now Harutyunyan has been put on the wanted list by the General Prosecutor's Office of Azerbaijan on charges of several crimes, including against humanity.
Azerbaijan and Russia have signed agreements on legal assistance, which also provide for the extradition of wanted persons, therefore, Harutyunyan's trip to Moscow is in clear contradiction with the letter and spirit of bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Russia, and also casts a shadow on the peacekeeping mission carried out in Karabakh by Russian military personnel. ...
In Baku, they expressed hope that the embassy would clarify and answer the questions of the Azerbaijani public, especially since the situation worried the deputies of the Milli Mejlis. So Aydin Huseynov reminded Trend that several international organizations condemned Harutyunyan's criminal actions, and officials of foreign countries, representatives of the diplomatic corps, who visited the bombarded territories, called what they saw a crime against humanity.
This trip indeed raises serious questions: who organized it, what it is aimed at, which country’s passport used Harutyunyan to enter Russia, and, judging by the reports, not for the first time.