Kiva causes outrage in Azerbaijan by calling for support for Armenia in "confrontation with the Muslim world"
This is reported by UNIAN.
The Azerbaijani embassy expressed outrage at the statement of people's deputy of Ukraine Ilya Kiva (Opposition Party For Life), who has alleged "confrontation between the Christian and Muslim world", and called for supporting Armenia in the Karabakh conflict.
The Azerbaijani embassy sent a corresponding appeal to the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Dmytro Razumkov. Diplomats referred to the statement of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who declared support for the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.
At the same time, they pointed to Ilya Kiva's xenophobic statement.
"Let me express our extreme outrage at the recent video message of MP Ilya Kiva on his Facebook page about the "war between Turkey and Armenia", and his call on Orthodox Christians to join the "millennial standoff between the Christian and Muslim world and assist Armenia in this matter," the statement said.
"We believe that such "loud statements" by Ilya Kiva, in respect of whom, based on citizens ' appeals, as well as materials in the media, a check of his lifestyle has been launched since today, justify his misanthropic attitude towards people of different faiths living in peace and harmony also in a multinational and multi-confessional Ukraine," the embassy underscore.
It was noted that such "statements" of people's Deputies of Ukraine do not correspond to the spirit of the strategic partnership between Kyiv and Baku and can only cause "extreme indignation among the general public of both Azerbaijan and Turkey, as well as the Ukrainian and world community."
It was also noted that such provocative calls contradict the approved national security strategy of Ukraine and Article 37 of the Constitution of Ukraine prohibiting "propaganda of war, violence, incitement to inter-ethnic, racial, and religious hatred."
On the morning of September 27, Armenia and Azerbaijan launched combat actions in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. The sides accused each other of mutual shelling, as a result of which there are dead.
Martial law and general mobilization have been declared in Armenia and the unrecognized republic of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Azerbaijan has imposed martial law since September 28.
Both countries claim that they have inflicted terrible losses on the enemy, and reject all calls for a peaceful settlement.
Ukraine's stance on the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said that Ukraine supports the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, but there is no question of providing military aid to this country.
Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba called on Ukrainians to make balanced comments on the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, which would not provoke confrontation and hostility but would correspond to the official position of Ukraine.