France will consider a resolution recognizing the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh
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France will consider a resolution recognizing the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh

19 November , 12:11PoliticsPhoto: Укринформ
The French Senate at a meeting on November 25 will consider a resolution calling for the recognition of the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh.

The draft document is posted on the official website of the upper house of the French parliament. As noted by RIA Novosti , the resolutions of the French Senate are advisory in nature: the executive branch is not obliged to comply with them.

“Earlier, official Paris expressed support for Yerevan in the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh”, - the newspaper notes.

After the end of the fire in the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR), French President Emmanuel Macron in a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan expressed his friendly feelings for Armenia and its people, as well as his readiness to build a political solution, “a fair, long-term and acceptable to all parties in Nagorno-Karabakh”.

The war in Nagorno-Karabakh began on September 27, when Armenia and Azerbaijan, accusing each other of provocations, took up arms. In the battles for the NKR, thousands of soldiers died, and many civilians suffered from the shelling. On November 10, the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a document on the complete cessation of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh.

In accordance with the agreement, the territory of the NKR, which officially belongs to Azerbaijan, but in the 1990s was under the control of Armenia, is largely transferred to Azerbaijan. Armenia is withdrawing troops from the NKR, the parties exchange prisoners, and 1960 Russian peacekeepers are sent to Karabakh with 90 armored personnel carriers, 380 units of automobile and special equipment at their disposal.

The status of Karabakh, inhabited mainly by the Armenian population, has not yet been finally settled. Having learned about the withdrawal of the Armenian troops from the territory of NKR, the inhabitants of the unrecognized republic began to burn their houses so that they "would not fall to the enemy." At the same time, representatives of a number of states expressed their readiness to recognize the independence of the NKR in order to prevent genocide of the Armenian population remaining on the territory of the enclave. Turkey and Azerbaijan are categorically against the political isolation of Karabakh.

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