France challenges Russia's peacekeeping mission in Karabakh


While Armenia and Azerbaijan were sorting out relations in Nagorno-Karabakh, the “Great Game” was hiding somewhere nearby. As soon as the conflict reached its peak - the capture of the city of Shushi by the Azerbaijanis, the Russians intervened in the situation and achieved a ceasefire, former Indian diplomat, columnist M.K.Bhadrakumar writes in his personal blog Indian Punchline.


The lightning-fast actions of Russian leader Vladimir Putin caught Baku, Yerevan and the West by surprise. By the time the world learned about the trilateral agreement, on November 10, 2020, Russian peacekeepers were already on their way to Nagorno-Karabakh.

French President Emmanuel Macron found himself in a very stupid position. Thanks to the large Armenian diaspora, he imagined himself to be one of the key figures in the Caucasus. On November 7, Macron called Putin, discussed the situation in the region with him and reached "a reaffirmation of mutual commitment to the continuation of coordinated mediation efforts by Russia and France, including within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group." Three days later, waking up in the Elysee Palace, he learned that the Russians were already in Nagorno-Karabakh. Only six days later, Putin called Macron to bring him up to date.

The result is a very funny picture. Rushing to the Caucasus with a "high-octane" mediation initiative, Macron learned that the war was already over and he had to deal with "little appetizing auxiliary issues" in the form of humanitarian problems of people, restoration of infrastructure, preservation of churches and monasteries. The French president could not come to terms with such humiliation.

Paris demanded that Moscow clarify the role of Ankara and foreign mercenaries, as well as clarify the status of the disputed region. There is no doubt that this was coordinated with Washington, also co-chairing the Minsk Group. Within hours, the US State Department erupted in a statement ignoring Moscow's peacekeeping efforts. To put it simply, France and the United States rebuked the Kremlin and made it clear that Russia cannot act unilaterally. Paris and Washington fear the emergence of another process uncontrolled by them, such as the Astana one on Syria, when Russia and Turkey were able to reach an agreement.

Therefore, France, given that the US is now occupied with internal confusion, challenged the Russian peacekeeping mission in Nagorno-Karabakh on behalf of the Western world. The West hoped that Turkey and Russia would fall out, but this did not happen. Moreover, Moscow and Ankara have blocked the possibility of intervention in this problem by other countries. This indicates a serious rift in the NATO system, as Turkey has joined forces with the deadly enemy of the Alliance - Russia, isolating the two main partners in the bloc.
  • Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. passing by Offline passing by
    passing by (passing by) 24 November 2020 09: 52
    +12
    if the macron really wants to, he and his grandmother can organize free hot meals for the Armenian diaspora laughing
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 24 November 2020 10: 09
    +11
    Macron needs to seriously tackle the relationship between Cyprus and Greece with Turkey. France's policy is seriously lame in this direction. And the Turks openly laugh at the French Mistrals ...
  3. amateur Offline amateur
    amateur (Victor) 24 November 2020 12: 18
    +3
    Therefore, France, given that the US is now occupied with internal confusion, challenged the Russian peacekeeping mission in Nagorno-Karabakh on behalf of the Western world.

    Where did you throw it? The author has not been able to explain, or has not yet understood himself.
    1. Ivan Borka Offline Ivan Borka
      Ivan Borka (Ivan Borka) 24 November 2020 18: 32
      +3
      the author did not understand ... because the pasta themselves did not understand what they threw where and why ... so having made a smart fest-face, he also wrote something
  4. DeGreen Offline DeGreen
    DeGreen 24 November 2020 12: 47
    0
    The article is simply about nothing.
  5. _AMUHb_ Offline _AMUHb_
    _AMUHb_ (_AMUHb_) 24 November 2020 13: 02
    +2
    Joe Vader is the sponsor of the "Schwartz", as he bragged about Napoleon's hat ... Sch. Goll's boots and this hat, the macron would fit, but would not change much))
  6. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 24 November 2020 16: 46
    +4
    There are three and a half great powers in the world. China, Russia, USA. And India.
    All former greats cannot come to terms with this objective fact. Phantom pains do not give rest.
  7. Mikhail Petrov Offline Mikhail Petrov
    Mikhail Petrov (Mikhail Petrov) 24 November 2020 16: 48
    -4
    Russian pensioners are very happy that Putin was ahead of everyone and that they were honored to support and feed Karabakh, in which Armenians and Azerbaijanis hate Russia about the same.
  8. Evgraff Offline Evgraff
    Evgraff (Oleg) 24 November 2020 18: 26
    +4
    Quote: Mikhail Petrov
    Russian pensioners are very happy that Putin was ahead of everyone and that they were honored to support and feed Karabakh, in which Armenians and Azerbaijanis hate Russia about the same.

    I agree with you, but alas, if nothing is done, then very soon warheads aimed at us will stick out of such "Karabakhs"
    1. Lechi B. Offline Lechi B.
      Lechi B. (Treat Bashirov) 24 November 2020 19: 28
      -1
      How to aim and aim!
      1. Evgeny Popov Offline Evgeny Popov
        Evgeny Popov (Evgeny Popov) 25 November 2020 17: 54
        0
        If the gun is hanging, it will definitely shoot ...
  9. Lechi B. Offline Lechi B.
    Lechi B. (Treat Bashirov) 24 November 2020 19: 25
    +2
    Macron is haunted by the inglorious glory of Napoleon.
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 24 November 2020 21: 21
      +4
      Macron is haunted by the large Armenian diaspora in France. Yes, and against Turkey, for the same reasons, Mr. Nanonapoleon speaks out with views of the former colonies in Libya and others ... France is in crisis, so the imperial unifying policy has been raised on the shield in the name of saving today's France, copying Turkey, and the Russian Federation would not mind this do ...
  10. Valery Alexandrovich Proskurnin 24 November 2020 23: 52
    -4
    but Turkey had time before:

    Turkey relocates Turkmen families from Syria to Nagorno-Karabakh

    https://argumenti.ru/army/2020/11/698908
    1. Bakht Online Bakht
      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 25 November 2020 11: 33
      +5
      Not tired of replicating fakes? How did you move, when, what route? Even the Azerbaijani military has not entered there yet.
  11. cpez-lin Offline cpez-lin
    cpez-lin (Michael Anokhin) 25 November 2020 10: 24
    +3
    Don't understand what is Macron's challenge to Moscow?
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  13. bubasa Offline bubasa
    bubasa (Konstantin) 26 November 2020 00: 29
    0
    so I do not understand, but what is the challenge? The fact that they have rubbed themselves off and are discussing something with foam at the mouth? Who are they anyway? No one can call, everyone is free, let's goodbye ...