Expert: French resolution on Karabakh is populism, only Russia helps

26.11.2020, Moscow.

French Senate’s resolution urging the government to recognize Nagorno-Karabakh’s independence is political populism based on tragedy, political scientist, Associate Professor of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration Sergey Karnaukhov wrote on November 26 on his Telegram channel.

On September 26, the Senate of France adopted with a majority of votes a document stating that it is necessary to recognize the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), with 305 senators voting for and 1 against the resolution.

The expert believes that Senate’s adopting the resolution does not really mean anything. He noted that calls to recognize Nagorno-Karabakh’s independence is a good thing as long as they are not populism. As we can see in practice over the recent months, this is how French senators’ initiative can be interpreted at its best.

“I do not like populism. Especially political one, and even more so when it is based on a tragedy like this. Where was France during the war? Did Paris impose sanctions on Baku and Ankara? Did it initiate an emergency session of the UN Security Council? Did it use a hundred of other tools to stop the bloodshed? Where are Macron’s statements about POW exchange and bringing to justice those responsible for conventional crimes?” the expert wondered.

He is sure that France is another accomplice of this “terrible military scheme” along with many other countries.

Recognizing France’s vociferous signing the resolution, the associate professor noted that in practice it is Russia that is resolving the Karabakh conflict.

“However, mine clearance in Artsakh is made by Russia. Convoys with humanitarian aid come from Russia. Peacekeepers come from Russia. Russia is the center where the conflict is being resolved. And Russia is the target of global criticism. So there is nothing to be happy about. And we must get out of this without relying on the cold-minded and slick Anglo-Saxon world,” Karnaukhov reminded.

In conclusion he noted that Armenia, like Russia, has nothing to rely on beyond their common union. If Armenia understands this, it will have a future. If it does not, it will be its choice.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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