Caucasus Reality 16 october — 14:50

Even chairman of CIS committee condemned pro-Armenian Zatulin: 'He pursues personal interests'

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Statements by member of the State Duma of Russia Konstantin Zatulin on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict represent his personal position and have nothing to do with the State Duma and the CIS Affairs Committee. This was stated by Chairman of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots Leonid Kalashnikov, says a release by the press-service of the Azerbaijani Embassy in Russia, received by the editorial staff of Azeri Daily.

Leonid Kalashnikov also added that Zatulin's visit to the occupied territories is his private initiative.

Konstantin Zatulin

'As you know, we have a law on deputies. Unfortunately, deputies sometimes abuse this law and pursue personal goals and interests. I expressed my position on this subject. I repeat once again, the actions of Konstantin Zatulin, his statements have nothing to do with the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots. You ask me the question that 'your deputy did this.' And I say that I did not appoint to myself this deputy,' he said.

The Russian deputy noted that the statements made in Karabakh only reflect the personal views of Zatulin.

'These views have nothing to do with the State Duma, the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs. The position of the Russian State Duma regarding the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is different. It cannot be about a contention between peoples and states. Many dream to embroil countries. But I always urge members of my committee to be aloof from such people. We must make sure that a truce is concluded. However, some do things differently,' he said.

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