The press secretary of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
Maria Zakharova, expressed support for her Azerbaijani colleagues
in connection with the attack on the Azerbaijani embassy in the UK,
Trend reports citing the Telegram channel of
'Shocked by the story of the radical attack on the Azerbaijani
Embassy in Britain. In broad daylight, a whole crowd of vandals
invaded the territory of the diplomatic mission, desecrated state
symbols, and damaged the building. Thank God no one was hurt.
The inviolability of the territory of diplomatic missions is the
cornerstone of international relations, which ensures the smooth
work of diplomats around the world. Such 'incidents' are out of the
ordinary,' she wrote.
Zakharova also recalled the text of paragraph 2 of Article 22 of
the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961:
'The receiving State has a special duty to take all appropriate
measures to protect the premises of the mission from any intrusion
or damage and to prevent any disturbance of the peace of the
mission or affront to its dignity.'
'Question to the British authorities and the police, who are
supposed to ensure the security of the embassy and diplomats: where
have you been?,' she added.
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