Deputy Representative Polyansky: UN Security Council Statement on Lachin Corridor Not Accepted Due to France
UN, 31 December – RIA Novosti. Dmitry Polyansky, the First Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the organization, said that the UN Security Council’s statement on the situation around the Lachin corridor was not accepted because of France’s approach. telegraph channel.
“It is impossible for me to note that the information regarding the reasons why the UN Security Council did not accept the press release on the situation around the Lachin corridor was absolutely false.”
According to the diplomat, Russia’s permanent mission was determined from the very beginning to work constructively to develop a response from the Security Council.
“At Yerevan’s request, this process was coordinated by the French, who ignored the overwhelming majority of our proposals and took into account the corrections of other members of the Security Council. It is clear in Paris how dirty such methods are,” Polyansky said. stressful.
He pointed out that unlike Western countries, Moscow is engaged in a solution in Nagorno-Karabakh, not in words but de facto. Thus, Russian peacekeepers ensure security in contacts with the parties and seek solutions to conflicting issues.
“The four highest-level joint statements, supported by both Baku and Yerevan, remain the basis for normalization. During the work on the statement, the former Western partners did not dare to talk about these documents and the efforts of the Russian peacekeepers.” Registered Deputy Permanent Representative.
The diplomat said that the “Westerners” are not trying to develop measures to resolve the conflict, but to adopt a statement from the Security Council.
“I personally really want to believe that our Armenian friends will not indulge in unscrupulous geopolitical games to please those who do not hesitate to use every excuse to force the fraternal peoples living together in the USSR and to inflate even the slightest contradictions. problems in our house,” Polyansky summed up.
The road through the Lachin corridor is the only road connecting Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia. According to the November 2020 agreements that ended hostilities in the region, the road is controlled by a Russian peacekeeping force deployed for a period of five years.
On December 12, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that the Azerbaijani side has closed the Stepanakert-Goris road, so the command of the Russian peacekeeping unit is meeting with the representatives of Azerbaijan to continue the unhindered movement of civilian vehicles in this direction. They called what happened in Baku an act of protest against the “illegal activities of the Armenian side” by civil activists and environmentalists.
On December 29, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan urged Russia to initiate a discussion at the UN Security Council on the situation that has arisen due to the blockade of the Lachin corridor. According to him, this is a violation of Article 6 of the tripartite statement of the leaders of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan of 9 November 2020. As the Prime Minister assured, both Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh expect the Russian side to assess the situation and present a plan and roadmap for traffic restoration.
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