Well-known Azerbaijani journalists have addressed an appeal to the Embassy of the Russian Federation in our country.
According to Report, the appeal is related to the discovery of the Russian Iskander operational-tactical Missile Complex remnants in Shusha. The appeal says:
The discovery of the remains of the Russian Iskander operational-tactical Missile Complex in the city of Shusha is in the spotlight of the Azerbaijani public.
Notably, the Azerbaijan Mine Action Agency (ANAMA) employees found details of a ballistic missile during the search and neutralization of mines and unexploded ordnance in Shusha city freed from Armenian occupation. Analysis of the identification number (9M723) left on the missile remains showed that Shusha was fired on from the "Iskander-M" Operational-Tactical Missile Complex. The remains of the rocket were revealed on March 15. However, the Azerbaijani side announced that these remains belonged to the Iskander-M Operational-Tactical Missile Complex only after thorough expert analysis.
We should remind that there have been repeated statements in Yerevan that Armenia fired at Azerbaijan from the Russian-made Iskander operational-tactical Missile Complex. For example, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, former Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, and former Chief of Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces Movses Hakobyan made such claims.
However, Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, categorically denied the use of Iskander missiles in Karabakh at the time. "According to the objective and reliable information we have, including the objective control system, no such missile system has been used in Nagorno-Karabakh during the conflict."
However, the details of the missile belonging to the "Iskander-M" Operational-Tactical Missile Complex were revealed in Shusha. This modification of the Operational-Tactical Missile Complex should not be exported and is used to supply the Russian army.
The appeal says that discovering the remnants of the Iskander-M Operational-Tactical Missile Complex in Shusha was announced on April 2. Both Azerbaijani and foreign media widely covered this news:
"However, so far, no clear and precise official response from Russia has been heard. We are baffled that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defense, and other relevant Russian Federation structures are not in a hurry to clarify how the Iskander-M Operational-Tactical Missile Complex can be fired at Shusha. Of course, a complete and thorough investigation into this fact takes time. However, even the lack of an official statement on the investigation's launch is causing profound misunderstanding and concern in the Azerbaijani public.
We hope that the Russian side will soon state its official position and officially announce the start of the investigation. "
The following journalists signed the appeal:
1. Mir Shahin Agayev - the head of REAL TV
2. Aflatun Amashov - Chairman of the Press Council
3. Rashad Majid - Editor-in-Chief of the 525th newspaper
4. Eynulla Fatullayev - Editor-in-Chief of Haqqin.az website
5. Mehriban Mammadova - General Director of AZTV's General Programs Studio
6. Orkhan Fikretoglu - independent journalist
7. Elchin Mirzabeyli - Editor-in-Chief of the People's Front newspaper
8. Saadat Mammadova - Advisor to the President of ATV
9. Hamid Hamidov - blogger
10. Murad Huseynov - Deputy Director-General of ITV
11. Mubariz Asgarov - independent journalist
12. Shakir Eminbeyli - Representative of the "Russia 24" channel in Azerbaijan
13. Ilgar Mikayiloglu - military analyst of REAL TV
14. Lala Azertash - Khazar TV presenter
15. Emin Mousavi - the head of ASAN radio
16. Rauf Arifoglu - Editor-in-Chief of "Yeni Musavat" newspaper
17. Elchin Shikhli - Editor-in-Chief of "Ayna-Zerkalo" newspaper
18. Azer Garib - blogger
19. Tofig Abbasov - political commentator of AZTV
20. Ali Hajizade - blogger and managing director of The Greater Middle East project
21. Vyacheslav Sapunov - blogger
22. Adalat Verdiyev - blogger
23. Tofigakhanim Gasimova (Nurani) - political commentator of "Minval. az" website
24. Elchin Aliyoglu - Editor-in-Chief of Milli. az website
25. Vusal Mammadov - Editor-in-Chief of Azvision. az website
26. Shakir Agayev - Editor-in-Chief of the Novaya Vremya newspaper.