Moscow Says Baku Does Not Help to ‘De-Escalate Situation’

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova

MOSCOW—A spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday said recent remarks by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev who told his ruling party congress last week that Azerbaijan will “reclaim” Yerevan and Zangezour as its “historic lands,” did not help to “de-escalate the situation.”

“We watched the speech of the Azerbaijani president in Russia during the congress of the ruling party. We know very well that the relations of Azerbaijan with neighboring Armenia are extremely tense and such announcements obviously do not de-escalate the situation,” said Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova.

On February 8, Aliyev told his ruling party Yeni Azərbaycan congress that “pressures against Armenia will continue in order to bring back historic lands, Yerevan and Armenia in general.”

In her briefing, Zakharova also expressed hope that following elections in both Armenia and Azerbaijan in April “real progress” in resolving the Nagorno Karabakh conflict will be possible.

Zakharova was referring to snap presidential elections called by Aliyev this April, ahead of scheduled elections in October, as well as Armenia’s scheduled transition to a parliamentary form of government through an election of a prime minister, which is also scheduled in April.

“We hope that a solution will be found to the conflict. As you know we pay special attention to that issue and, what is more, we actively work toward the direction of the implementing the proposals outlined by the sides,” added Zakharova.


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  1. Ararat said:

    While we should never take anything for granted and always be ready, this chicken-hawk Aliyev’s nonsensical rants are nothing new and they are all for internal consumption. Have you ever heard this donkey make such claims at the UN assembly, for example? No! And that’s because he knows they will laugh at him and recommend he be committed to a mental asylum. He knows his illiterate people well and is taking advantage of their ignorance. These are tactics he’s been using to distract his public from internal chaos to continue to hang onto power and to galvanize his politically gullible and brainwashed population around their common Armenian “enemy” by shifting the focus on us rather than on him.

    He is also suffering from “daddy” issues. We defeated and humiliated his sugar daddy Haydar Aliyev, who hid this chicken in Moscow during the war, and we brought him to his knees and he had no choice but to beg for a ceasefire fearing more territorial losses which never belonged to them in the first place. This donkey has not forgotten how we humiliated his sugar daddy and this, and other crazy talks and coward actions, are his way of trying to settle the score with us but of course to no avail. I mean, let’s face it, a country has to have history in order to talk about history and his less than a century old artificial state, a gas-station disguised as a country, has no history whatsoever. He needs a major spanking he will never forget!

  2. Serop said:

    As Aliyev the fool spreads hate & lies, his family and Clan continue to rape azerbaijan, already in 2018 over $4 BILLION USD has been secretly transferred out by the aliyev gangs to invest overseas, buy properties and hide assets

  3. AD said:

    If you tolerate garbage, you will stink. Stop tolerating Azeri garbage.
    Yesli vi bydete terpet mysor, vi bydete vonjat. Prekratite terpenie k Azeri mysory.

  4. GB said:

    Maria, Maria, you and Putin like tense situation. These kind of tense situation will bring joy and happiness for Kremlin Palace vodka worshippers!