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By encouraging the surrender of Artsakh, did Macron “pave the way for the prosperity of Armenia” or did he punish us?

March 22 2024, 12:40

According to French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal, Russia wants to punish Armenia. “Russia wants to punish Armenia for choosing the path of fighting impunity by joining the International Criminal Court and because Armenia simply chose the path of democracy and the rule of law,” he said.

Gabriel Attal criticized the “complacent attitude of Russia, which did not condemn the use of force by Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh, where the majority of the Armenian population lived until the end of last year.”

Indeed, it is worth admitting that French politicians have learned to play very subtly on the emotions of the Armenian people; they have learned to talk with catchy headlines. The French Prime Minister’s words, as well as the information that Nikol Pashinyan is expected to have a trilateral meeting with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Brussels to “discuss trilateral cooperation contributing to the development of Armenia”, will become the main headlines for the pro-government media and their “experts”.
Mr. Attal is the Prime Minister of one of the pillars of the European Union and certainly has the right to speak out not only on topics that are not related to France but also has every right to defend the interests of official Paris by whatever means he deems necessary, but it would be fair to answer a number of questions before the above statement:

1. Did French President Emmanuel Macron “pave the way for the prosperity” of Armenia, Artsakh, and the Armenian people in general when he ignored the resolution of the French Senate (November 2020) calling on the government to recognize Nagorno-Karabakh? Or did Vladimir Putin indirectly punish Armenia and the Armenian people through Emmanuel Macron, forcing him to ignore the position of the Senate, but we don’t know about it?
2. On October 6, 2022, in Prague, was President Macron “paving the way for the prosperity” of Armenia, Artsakh, and the Armenian people in general when he became one of the “architects” of the recognition of Artsakh as part of Azerbaijan? Does Mr. Attal possibly have information that Vladimir Putin or Sergey Lavrov were in Prague in 2022 and supervised the process of recognizing Azerbaijan’s sovereignty over Artsakh, and is Mr. Prime Minister ready to tell us about it?

By the way, Pashinyan’s associate Edmond Marukyan claims that in exchange for participation in the Prague conspiracy, Armenia was promised Azerbaijan’s recognition of its territorial integrity within 29,800 square kilometers. Macron was one of the guarantors in this deal, so what is Mr. Attal thinking about this deal? About this deal and about the attitude of his political leader…

3. When Emmanuel Macron publicly encouraged Nikol Pashinyan’s policy of rejecting Armenian Artsakh by calling the latter’s position “courageous, aimed at establishing peace”, was he “paving the way for prosperity” of Armenia, Artsakh, and the Armenian people in general? Macron did not understand that after he became one of the “godfathers” of the recognition of Azerbaijan’s sovereignty over Artsakh, Azerbaijan’s hands were untied for the blockade and even war against Artsakh. After all, if “the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic is a part of Azerbaijan”, then there should be no armed formations on this territory except the Azerbaijani army, and to nullify the combat capability of the Artsakh Defense Army, Baku organized the blockade.

Returning to our third question, let us make a proposal to the French side: if the rejection of Artsakh, the surrender of territories to Azerbaijan, and the rejection of national identity are “courageous actions aimed at establishing a rule of law”, then let Macron and Attal renounce the Marseillaise, the achievements of the Great French Revolution, recognize Napoleon as a national traitor, surrender Alsace and Lorraine to Germany, and officially become the 52nd state of the United States after Ukraine.

If we put emotions aside, Attal’s statement is another demonstration of Armenia’s transformation into an “apple of discord”, a place for the clash of Western and Russian interests. Such “political pressure” caused by Pashinyan’s subjective readiness to become an “object” of international politics can destroy not only Artsakh but also Armenia.

Think about it…