Swiss Ambassador to Armenia Lukas Gasser: Switzerland will try to contribute to a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict without questioning the established formats such as the OSCE Minsk process
by Ashot Safaryan
Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan has again grown hot over the visit of foreign citizens to the Nagorno Karabakh Republic. This time, they have targeted a group of Russian journalists, including Anna Chapman, ex-agent of the Russian intelligence, author and host of the program "World's Secrets" on RenTV.
According to 1news.az, the stance of official Baku on the visits of foreigners to Nagorno Karabakh has not changed. All the foreign citizens visiting Nagorno Karabakh will be recognized personas non-grata in Azerbaijan.
The delegation that has lately visited Artsakh comprised also Denis Dvornikov, a member of the Public Chamber of Russia, Sergey Karnaukhov, a human rights defender, and Alexander Ryzhkov, a correspondent of Russian Reporter Magazine and DairyNews, and others.
Earlier, the NKR Foreign Ministry strongly condemned Baku's policy of sanctions against foreign visitors of Nagorno Karabakh.
"These extremely irresponsible steps of Baku undermine any efforts of confidence building between NKR and Azerbaijan, which is of great importance for peaceful resolution of the conflict," the NKR Foreign Ministry said in a statement.