Azerbaijan is under pressure from Western countries due to the failure to connect to the sanctions against Russia, said the Head of millemiglia (Parliament) oktay Asadov.
"The pressure on us was the fact that Azerbaijan is not included in penalties against Russia ", - he said at the meeting with media professionals.
"We wish to behave like this, their Relationship. Our Leader wishes to pursue an independent policy, many don't like it. This is the essence of the attacks on us, " he added.
the President of the Parliament of Sakha Mirzayev added that the essence of such pressure is manifested in the fact that " decisions are made that lower the image of Azerbaijan in the eyes of the public, telling tall tales ".
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July 2014, the EU and the US said the penalties against entire sectors of the Russian economy. In response Russia in the last month of the summer of 2014 limited the import of food items from countries that have imposed against her punishment. At the end of June 2015 in response to the extension of the punishment the authorities of the Russian Federation has decided to extend food embargo until 5 August 2016.