Azerbaijani Ambassador to Russia Polad Bulbuloglu has hastened to "sweeten" the "sediment" of the statement by the US Embassy in Baku.
During an event dedicated to the 32nd anniversary of the so-called "January 20 events" in the Azerbaijani capital, Bulbuloglu assured that "today the Azerbaijani, the current government of Azerbaijan people do not equate the actions at the tome by the central authorities of the Soviet Union with modern democratic Russia." (Haqqin.az).
This timely "correction" of the Azerbaijani diplomat is obviously connected with Thursday’s statement by the US Embassy in Azerbaijan.
The US Embassy in Baku—which does not remember the reasons for the "January 20 events," the large-scale massacres of the Armenians in the Azerbaijani capital, for the cessation of which troops were sent to Baku—had noted the following in its statement:
“Today, we join Azerbaijanis with mourning and acknowledging those lost. Today, we remember the costs when protest is violently suppressed by outsiders. We remember the terrible toll inflicted on populations when foreign forces enter a country and take up arms against civilians in the name of quelling unrest. We remember Black January here in Baku in 1990, the violent crackdown, and mourn those injured and killed. We remember all the people who lost their lives in support of their beliefs.”