Regnum, Russia
Aug. 30, 2006

Fires in territories, bordering to Nagorno Karabakh, have been
lasting for about two months. Recently, the personal envoy of the OSCE
chairman-in-office Andrzej Kasprzyk monitored the territory in order to
clarify causes of the fires. According to the diplomat, "hot weather,
which has early set in, and strong winds are reason, which caused fact
that area in contact line's zone, enveloped in fires, turned out to be
considerably bigger, comparing with ones in previous years." Requested
by a REGNUM correspondent, Political Innovations and Technologies
Center Chairman Mubariz Ahmedoglu commented on arisen situation.

REGNUM: Mr. Ahmedoglu, personal envoy of the OSCE chairman-in-office
Andrzej Kasprzyk stated that fires in territories, bordering to
Nagorno Karabakh, were not caused by Armenians, as the Azerbaijani
side maintains, but they were caused by heat, wind, and other natural
phenomena. To what extent, in your opinion, his words correspond
with reality?

When the fires began, the weather was not hot. If they had been
lasting for 15 last days, i.e. when the weather was really hot,
his words could be considered seriously. The matter concerns other
thing here. Armenians realizes very good; they should return Agdam,
Fizuli, and other occupied areas to Azerbaijan; that is why, they
committed arsons. As for Kasprzyk...It is worth mentioning, he has
never given objective information concerning Azerbaijan. Even during
his stay at the fire line, he succeeded in not making notes of shots
from the Armenian side.

REGNUM: Let's ignore Kasprzyk's words. Finally, Armenian officials and
mass media went much further, maintaining that the fires were made
by Azeri soldiers, who shot fire-bullets at territories, controlled
by Armenian servicemen...

No Azeri would set fire to native land under any circumstances. It is
enough to remind old parable in order to prove absurdity of Armenian
statements. Two women came to King Solomon, each of them maintaining,
she was mother of baby. The King ordered to bring the baby and
pronounced sentence. The child should be cut up in two parts in
order to give each woman one part, because none of them could prove
its right on the child. One of the women stayed absolutely calm,
while the other one fell to the king's foots, crying and refusing
her claims on the child. The wise king ordered to hand over the baby
to the woman, who immediately refused her mother right in order to
rescue the child. Probably, no further commentaries are necessary.