"We respect Azerbaijani toponyms. We write all toponyms from the Russian-Turkish Joint Monitoring Center with the names provided to us by the Azerbaijani side," Major General Andrei Volkov, commander of the Russian peacekeeping forces temporarily stationed in Azerbaijan, told Azerbaijani journalists, APA reports.
"Unfortunately, these names are not followed correctly on the website of the Ministry of Defense of Russia. However, as I mentioned, we peacekeepers present all toponyms correctly. You can check it," Volkov noted.
Notably, for several days now, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry has been disseminating information that in the official reports of the peacekeeping contingent of the Russian Federation, the names of the territories of Azerbaijan are mentioned with fictitious Armenian toponyms.
It was noted that repeated appeals to stop using inaccurate expressions by the Ministry of Defense were ignored.
The Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan persistently declared once again that the incorrect mention of the names of Azerbaijani settlements, as well as the usage of the “Nagorno-Karabakh territory” expression, is inadmissible.