Azerbaijan withstanding strong Russian pressure, ruling party says

Azerbaijan withstanding strong Russian pressure, ruling party says
Azerbaijanis experiencing more pressure that its neighbors do to join the Russia-ledCustoms Union, said Siyavush Novruzov, a senior member of the ruling YeniAzerbaijan Party (YAP).

“Many ofthe countries like us are saying openly that they are coming under pressure,which they cannot withstand,” Novruzov said in reference to Ukraine. “We arefacing pressure that is two to three times as bigger, but we are not frightened.”

Novruzov,also a member of parliament, said Azerbaijan is stronger enough to pursueindependent policies.

“We arefully independent,” he said.

ANN.Az

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