The Press Service Department of the MFA of the Republic of Azerbaijan has released statement on the visit of the member of the Russian State Duma to the occupied territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan, APA reports.
The statement reads: "We strongly condemn the illegal visit of the member of the State Duma of the Russian Federation from the ruling “United Russia” party, Vitaliy Milonov to the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
The illegal visit, which took place against the backdrop of the new aggression by Armenia against Azerbaijan and demonstratively showing support to the illegal puppet regime established in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, is absolutely contrary to the high-level relations between Azerbaijan and Russia.
Such an irresponsible step by the member of the State Duma goes in contradiction with the official position of the Russian Federation, which supports the territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
For violating the legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan and illegally visiting its occupied territories, the name of Vitaliy Milonov will be added to the list of those foreigners whose entry to Azerbaijan is prohibited."