Statement of A.K. Lukashevich, Official Representative of MFA of Russia, regarding the extradition of Azerbaijani soldier by Hungary
In Russia, which is the co-chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement, received reports with deep concern regarding the clemency of Baku Azeri serviceman Ramil Safarov, who was sentenced to life imprisonment for the commission of the murder of an Armenian officer with an extreme atrocity in Hungary in the 2004, as well as regarding the preceded decision of the Hungarian authorities to extradite him to Azerbaijan.
We believe that these actions of Azerbaijan, as well as the Hungarian authorities to run counter to the efforts agreed at international level, particularly through the OSCE Minsk Group, directed to reduce tension in the region.
We also expect that appropriate assessment of the situation will be given by the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group in the near future.
3 September, 2012