Political analyst: Azerbaijan-Russia relations irritate pro-Armenian forces Political and military events
Such pro-Armenian forces, as deputy chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee for CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots Konstantin Zatulin can not influence the relations between Azerbaijan and Russia, which are developing at a high level, Azerbaijani MP, political analyst Elman Nasirov told Trend.
“The relations between Azerbaijan and Russia irritate pro-Armenian forces,” he added.
“There are very warm relations between the two peoples and the leaders of the countries,” Nasirov said. “Pro-Armenian forces, seeing this reality, began to fuss. One of them is Zatulin. We know that Zatulin is a tool in the hands of pro-Armenian forces. He always strives to damage the strategic relations between Azerbaijan and Russia."
“Zatulin accuses Azerbaijan of violating the peace settlement, as well as of military rhetoric,” he added. “Everyone knows that Azerbaijan is a peace-loving country. The reason for not using military force to liberate the occupied Azerbaijani lands is the desire to solve the problem peacefully.”
"Zatulin has been awarded with the ‘Order of Honor’ of the separatist regime created in the occupied Azerbaijani territories,” Nasirov said. “Such irresponsible people, making such statements, undermine the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict by peaceful means and also want to harm the strategic relations between Azerbaijan and Russia.”
“Zatulin’s such an absurd position is not the position of Russia,” he said. “This is the opinion of a person like Zatulin who serves Armenian interests. Despite this, the leadership of the State Duma of Russia must take measures in connection with such irresponsible behavior of Zatulin because these accusations contradict the Russia-Azerbaijan relations."
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.