The Occupation in Figures
Nagorno-Karabakh: 1988-1992, territory 4400 km2; Shusha: may 08, 1992, territory 289 km2; Lachin: may 18, 1992, territory 1840 km2; Kalbajar: april 2, 1993, territory 3054 km2; Aghdam: july 23, 1993, territory 1150 km2; Fizuli: august 23, 1993, territory 1390 km2; Jabrayil: august 23, 1993, territory 1050 km2; Gubadli: august 31, 1993, territory 802 km2; Zangilan: october 29, 1993, territory 707 km2.

Azerbaijani MP responds to Zhirinovsky: “Armenia should become a province of Azerbaijan”

Azerbaijani MP responds to Zhirinovsky: “Armenia should become a province of Azerbaijan”


Samad Seyidov, Azerbaijani MP, chairman of the parliamentary Committee on international and inter-parliamentary relations, has responded to Russian Liberal Democratic Party Leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky’s statement against the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.

Seyidov strongly objected to Zhirinovsky’s statement that Azerbaijan should be a part of Russia in the form of Baku province is inadmissible.  

“At least he should’ve felt shy to make such a statement on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide. I cannot keep silent about this statement,” said the MP, quoting national leader Heydar Aliyev’s saying ‘Azerbaijan’s independence is unshakeable’.

“It’s a memory of blood that we have. As for the statement that Azerbaijan should become a province of Russia, in fact, this description would be more befitting for Armenia, which had always been a province. I think that Armenia, which is an illegitimate state created on the territory of Azerbaijan, should become a province of Azerbaijan,” Seyidov stressed.

The MP’s speech met with applause in the audience.