By Rashid Shirinov
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia does not work in the territories of Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Nagorno-Karabakh, since this is the decision of its international secretariat, the Russian media quoted WWF Russia’s Chief Spokesperson Daria Kudryavtseva as saying.
“The WWF Russia wants to work in Nagorno-Karabakh through WWF Azerbaijan,” she noted.
The spokesperson added that the WWF Russia works in the Central Asian countries (the organization’s website says that this concept includes post-Soviet countries of Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan) directly, regardless of the sovereign interests of these countries.
“As far as we know, our colleagues from WWF Georgia and WWF Azerbaijan also do not work in the regions listed in the letter, since in accordance with the Ecoregion Conservation Plan for the Caucasus, no priority tasks for WWF have been identified in these regions,” Kudryavtseva said.
It is noteworthy that illegal business, economic or other kind of activity in Nagorno-Karabakh and other regions of Azerbaijan occupied by Armenia without the consent of Azerbaijan are illegal and the country takes necessary measures against those who are engaged in such activities.
Moreover, unauthorized visits to the occupied Azerbaijani territories are also considered illegal and individuals who pay such visits are included in the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry’s list of undesirable persons.
Baku continues the work to prevent such illegal actions, and the foreign citizens should keep their eyes peeled in order not to get deceived by Armenian occupiers.
Rashid Shirinov is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow him on Twitter: @RashidShirinov
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