RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR TO AZERBAIJAN: "OSCE MINSK GROUP CO-CHAIRS REGARD THE RESOLUTION OF THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY AS UNFAIR"
March 17 2008
"The countries, co-chairing the OSCE Minsk Group, including Russia,
occupied a stiff position on the issue of the UN resolution on
The due announcement was made by Vasily Istratov, Russia’s ambassador
extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Azerbaijan, commenting on the
voting of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing countries at the UN General
Assembly on the resolution, proposed by Azerbaijan.
According to the Russian diplomat, the co-chairing countries voted
against the resolution, as they consider it to be unfair.
As has been reported previously, the delegates of the 62nd session
of the UN General Assembly adopted the resolution on Nagorno Karabakh
by 39 voting for, 7 against and 100 abstaining from voting on March 15.
Among countries, which did not support the resolution, were the
United States, France and Russia, mediating the negotiations on
Azerbaijani-Armenian conflict over Nagorno Karabakh.