AMBASSADOR OF RUSSIA TO AZERBAIJAN DENIES KARABAKH SEPARATISTS' EDUCATION IN RUSSIA MILITARY HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS

Azerbaijan Business Center
July 8 2008
Azerbaijan

Baku, Fineko/abc.az. Ambassador of Russia to Azerbaijan Vasiliy
Istratov denies Nagorno-Karabakh separative regime representatives'
education in Russia Military Higher Education Institutions.

V.Istratov said the Embassy is not informed about the fact of training
in military high schools of Russia of students from Nagorno-Karabakh
which wear the stripes on sleeves designating that they represent
Nagorno-Karabakh.

"The fact of wearing on the form of symbolics of not recognized
state association demands separate consideration. If there is such
information, we will try to clear it," V.Istratov said.

Natives of Nagorno-Karabakh come to Russia as citizens of Armenia,
conclude the contract on education and already, being as cadets, wear
the military form of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, the artificial
formation, called to cover occupation by Armenia of 20% of Azerbaijani
territory.