Azerbaijani and Russian politicians and representatives of the bureaucratic corps speak out on the statement, which the Ambassador of Azerbaijan to the Russian Federation Polad Bulbul-oglu made the day before about the strike on the Mi-24. Recall, that the blow was inflicted on the Russian helicopter at that moment, when he was in the airspace of Armenia, about two hundred kilometers from the war zone in Nagorno-Karabakh. Ambassador, Commenting on the attack using MANPADS, he said literally the following: "War is like war", and tried to reduce the calculation to "military action", "Nervous" environment and so on.
Assistant to the Azerbaijani President Hikmet Hajiyev, commenting on the words of Polad Bulbul-oglu, declared the ambassador's statements inappropriate and added, that such statements could harm the relations of the two countries.
The statement of the Azerbaijani ambassador was not ignored (he is a well-known Azerbaijani tenor and doctor of art history) and in the Russian Foreign Ministry.
At the Russian Foreign Ministry, commenting on Bulbul-oglu's statement, stated (quotes on RIA Novosti), what if it really boiled down to the situation "in war as in war", then "the answer for the helicopter would be crushing". added, that Russia has accepted the apology of official Baku and continues to expect an objective investigation from the Azerbaijani side.
The Russian authorities also expect to bring the perpetrators of the attack on the Russian helicopter to justice..
Aide to the Azerbaijani President noted, that Azerbaijani diplomats and politicians should refrain from making statements, which contradict the official position of Baku.