Azerbaijani MFA: We strongly condemn Vitaly Milonov's unacceptable expressions about the state and people of Azerbaijan
- 25 January 2021
We strongly condemn a member of the Russian State Duma from the ruling United Russia party and known for his strong pro-Armenian stance, Vitaly Milonov’s use of unacceptable expressions against Azerbaijani state and people, said the head of the press service of Azerbaijani MFA Leyla Abdullayeva, APA reports.
“As it is known, as the member of State Duma, Vitaly Milonov violating relevant legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan, illegally visiting the liberated territory of our country, his name has been included in the list of foreign citizens banned from entering Azerbaijan.
The next provocative step taken by Russian State Duma member Vitaly Milonov against Azerbaijan completely contradicts the current high-level relations between Azerbaijan and Russia. Such irresponsible behavior of a member of the State Duma, which does not correspond to the official position of the Russian Federation, is an attempt to cast a shadow over relations between our countries.
His speech undermines the steps taken by the countries of the region, including Russia, towards to end years of hostility and ensure peace, tranquility, and cooperation among peoples.
The strategic partnership between Azerbaijan and Russia is developing intensively with close contacts between the presidents of the two countries.
By using the status of a member of State Duma, attempts to damage these relations are unacceptable and fall through,” the official of the MFA emphasized.