He called the telecast broadcasted by the channel on so-called regime created in Azerbaijan’s occupied territories its next provocative effort: “Ignoring relevant warning posted on the internet website of Russian Foreign Ministry, the crew of the TV channel illegally visiting Azerbaijan’s occupied territories purposefully distorts essence, reasons of Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict, Armenian aggression against Azerbaijan and ethnic cleansing of over one million of Azerbaijanis. The TV channel first of all is violating Russia’s relevant laws by promoting separatism and extremism and giving a religious tinges to Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict. With such a provocative action, the TV channel is conducting a policy contradicting Russian official position as a co-chair of OSCE Minsk Group. Russia supports and recognizes Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity within its internationally recognized border”.
Hajiyev noted that the TV channel aims to deceive Russian community, damage Azerbaijan-Russia relations by committing such a provocative action under the Armenian lobby represented in its management: “We’ll appeal to Russian relevant bodies about preconceived systematic action of this channel against Azerbaijan. We hope that Russian relevant bodies will take necessary measures about such provocative and illegal acts of LifeNews TV channel”.