Recognition of Nagorno-Karabakh’s independence is key to securing Russia’s long-term interests in the Caucasus. Regnum news agency observer Mikhail Demurin stated this on November 19.
Commenting on the initiative of French MPs to recognize the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), Demurin said that raising this issue is very important, although it is unlikely to be supported immediately. The main thing is that the process will be initiated, the observer believes. According to him, this is the minimum political response that the French can give to Turkey on its policy towards France itself, as well as on its actions in the South Caucasus.
“I do not however rule out that not only the Republicans, but also President Makron’s party got the message regarding the recognition of Nagorno-Karabakh voiced by the Russian President in his recent speech on this issue,” Demurin said, noting that in this case the process will go faster.
The observer expressed confidence that “the Nagorno-Karabakh’s recognition is the key to ensuring Russia’s long-term interests in the Caucasus.” Artsakh could become a kind of “Luxembourg,” he said, noting comparable areas of their territories.
At the same time, the republic would be most closely connected with Armenia and at the same time be under the direct protection of Russia, which would have its military base there, Demurin believes.
On November 18, member of the “Republicans” party Bruno Retailleau said that five senators representing different factions of the upper house of the French parliament, submitted to the French Senate a resolution calling on the French authorities to recognize the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh. The French Senate will consider the resolution on November 25.
In addition, the City Council of Paris asked the French Cabinet to recognize Artsakh’s independence, and called for urgent humanitarian assistance to the region residents and direct communication between the city authorities of the French capital and the government of Karabakh.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency