A well-known writer went blacklisted after visiting Nagorno-Karabakh.
Famous writer and politician Eduard Limonov became a persona non grata in Azerbaijan – in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Transcaucasian state he was informed that he is on the black list. The reason is the visit of Nagorno-Karabakh to them. Now Limonov can not enter Azerbaijan.
– Illegal visit to occupied territories of Azerbaijan was confirmed. His name was added to the list of non grata persons in Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry reported.
Since 2013, Baku has blacklisted all foreigners who, without the permission of the Azerbaijani authorities, visited Nagorno-Karabakh. Because of this region, Armenia and Azerbaijan have been at war for 30 years. The conflict began in the late 80’s, when Nagorno-Karabakh, in which the national majority was Armenians, wanted to withdraw from the Azerbaijani SSR.
Negotiations on the peaceful settlement of the conflict within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group have been held since 1992. The Azerbaijani side insists on maintaining its territorial integrity, while Armenia defends the interests of the unrecognized republic.