BAKU: Ukraine Backs Azerbaijan’s Territorial Integrity


ANS TV, Baku
3 Jun 04

Visiting Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Ukrainian President
Leonid Kuchma have held a joint news conference. Kuchma made a
statement supporting Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity. He expressed
the hope that Karabakh will soon be returned to Azerbaijan peacefully.

Leonid Kuchma noted that there are no differences in the two countries’
positions on the Karabakh problem, the Armenian-occupied Azerbaijani
districts and the situation in the region.

He said that it was necessary to call a spade a spade. He described
as a tragedy the fact that 750,000 people who used to live in those
areas are now looking for vacant accommodation. Ukraine has always
supported and will continue to support Azerbaijan’s territorial
integrity. In these terms, we have no other point of view. I think,
time will work in your favour, end quote.

(Passage omitted: Similar ideas)