Local media published facts about the admission of 14 Iranian
citizens to the territory of Azerbaijan, where Russian peacekeepers
are temporarily deployed. It is interesting that neither the
Iranian side, nor the command of the Russian peacekeepers
temporarily deployed on the territory of Azerbaijan, reacted in any
way to this.
According to widespread reports, 12 out of 14 people who arrived
in Khankаndi since November 24 are from the city of Izeh in
southwestern Iran. In this regard, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
of Azerbaijan sent a corresponding note to the Iranian Embassy in
The Azerbaijani Embassy in Iran has not yet given a specific
answer to this question.
Finally, the command of the peacekeepers had to answer the
questions of Azerbaijani journalists on this issue.
The commander of the Russian peacekeeping forces, Major General
Andrei Volkov, said that these people are working at a construction
site, and the matter is currently under investigation.
'What cars did they use and how did they arrive? More details
will be provided after a full investigation,' Volkov noted.
Volkov's statement reveals several points:
1. If the identity of foreign citizens and how they ended up in
these territories is still being clarified, does this mean that the
peacekeepers cannot fully control the Lachin corridor? It can be
concluded that both terrorists and saboteurs can penetrate the
territories temporarily controlled by peacekeepers.
2. If Volkov is telling a lie and trying to buy time, then why
was the Azerbaijani side not informed about the entry of citizens
of foreign states into the territory of Azerbaijan?
On the other hand, the silence of the Iranian embassy and the
fact that it has not made any statements about this information
also raises serious questions.
And there is only one conclusion: the security of the
territories of Azerbaijan must be ensured by the country itself.
If, for any reason, Russian peacekeepers temporarily deployed on
the territory of Azerbaijan cannot or do not monitor the areas
where they are located, then Azerbaijan, together with Russian
peacekeepers, should monitor the areas where they are temporarily
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