Leonid Kalashnikov: "The decision of the French Senate is unacceptable for the co-chair country"
- 26 November 2020
"The call of the French Senate government to recognize the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh is an attempt to undermine Russia's efforts to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict," said Leonid Kalashnikov, chairman of the Russian State Duma's Committee on CIS and Eurasian Integration, APA's Moscow correspondent reports.
"I did not expect anything different from the offense of France and the United States for Russia to end the war and bring the parties to a normal solution. Seeing that things are moving towards peace, Paris has renewed its attempts to disrupt the process and create any tension. It is completely unconstructive,” Kalashnikov told VK.
The Russian MP said that this step was simply unacceptable for the Minsk Group co-chair country: “This resolution will not be good for anyone in the South Caucasus. The move is aimed at undermining Russia's efforts in the region. In reality, this does not affect Russia's position, but the consequences will already be. The decision of the French Senate will please the radicals who accuse the Russian Federation of bringing peace to the South Caucasus. This is one of the goals of the resolution."
Kalashnikov said the French government would not support the provocation of the senate: "In my opinion, the French government is behaving more responsibly and understands that in addition to resentment, there are other responsibilities in resolving the conflict. There is no place for offense in politics."