Paris is concerned about the false rhetoric, the purpose of which is to drag Armenia into the tragic events in Karabakh. This was stated by French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna speaking on the sidelines of the UN Security Council.
“We will continue to closely monitor attempts to use these events in Nagorno-Karabakh as a pretext to question the territorial integrity of Armenia,” the minister said, recalling that the day before France condemned Azerbaijan’s offensive military actions against Nagorno-Karabakh.
“Civilian casualties are particularly concerning,” she added. "The ceasefire apparently has not been established, and France will continue to monitor the situation. France has always supported and supports negotiated solutions that would guarantee the Armenian population of Nagorno-Karabakh the right to live in peace, with respect for their history and culture. These guarantees cannot be established by dictation. I will repeat what I said yesterday: we consider Azerbaijan responsible for the fate of the population of Karabakh. The data that comes to us suggests a risk of population exodus, which also worries us extremely,” the minister said.
According to her, for all these reasons, France took the initiative to hold an urgent discussion of the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh in the UN Security Council: “It is important that the council speaks out jointly and clearly on this issue.”