Konstantin Zatulin assesses effects of adoption of French Senate’s resolution on recognition of Artsakh

To date, the issue of recognition of Artsakh has only been introduced in the Senate of France, and this means that if the decision on recognition is adopted, it will be a recommendation. This is what Deputy of the Russian State Duma, Vice-Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma on CIS, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots Konstantin Zatulin told Armenian News-NEWS.am.

“I don’t know how it will all end, but I believe the process will remain incomplete, just like the Resolution of the US Congress for recognition of the Armenian Genocide perpetrated in the Ottoman Empire. The Resolution was adopted, but the President didn’t sign it,” the MP emphasized.

According to him, such actions serve as a way for Paris to exert pressure on the parties to the conflict, and first and foremost Azerbaijan and Turkey, but they most likely won’t be significant in practice. “The resolution may become significant in the future due to the fact that the status of Nagorno-Karabakh will be considered sooner or later. It’s easy for France to make a decision since it’s not involved in the peacekeeping process or isn’t really helping Armenia. Overall, I respect France’s position, but this isn’t an alternative to all that is being carried out, that is, the trilateral statement that envisages the transfer of regions to Azerbaijan and the other points stated in the statement,” Zatulin added.