The resolution of the French Senate recommending that its government recognize the separatist so-called "Nagorno-Karabakh Republic", adopted on November 25, 2020, was a demonstrative demarche. It is clear that it was adopted under pressure from the Armenian lobby. But this shows once again that France does not intend to renounce the role of one of the main instigators of separatist conflicts in the world and one of the main sponsors of separatism.
Moreover, Paris is now simultaneously inciting separatist conflicts in several regions of the world, brazenly violating all international norms. Now in the South Caucasus, France's clear support for Armenian aggressive nationalism and "Artsakh" separatism is in complete contradiction with France's status as a co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group on the Karabakh conflict settlement. It is not clear how a country, by the decisions of its legislative body, can simultaneously trample international law in the conflict zone and at the same time "advocate for peace?"
In other parts of the world, France's support for separatism is veiled, but this does not make it any less insidious. At the same time, the French "separatist projects" bring real sacrifices and suffering to the population.
In particular, we are witnessing a civil war unfolding in Ethiopia. Here France indirectly supports the leftist-minded separatists of the Tigray province. “By a strange coincidence,” the rebellion of the Tygrai separatists coincided with the beginning of filling the reservoir of the hydroelectric power station on the Blue Nile River, which is of colossal importance for the Ethiopian economy.
However, the current allies of France in the region - Sudan and Egypt - are strongly opposed to this project. Since the water that will fill the reservoir will naturally not flow downstream of the Nile, which belongs to Egypt. In fact, in Ethiopia, with the “burning role” of France, before our eyes, the first in the history of mankind is unfolding a kind of “separatist war for water”, and the separatists do not care about their people, they are clearly acting in the interests of external “players”.
France has its own interests in Africa and in order to destabilize the situation on the continent, it kindles civil wars wherever possible. The role of France in the fratricidal massacre in Libya is well known. Now France, supporting separatism, in fact, undertook to destroy the second most populous African country - Ethiopia.
But this is not France's first bloody adventure to support separatism in Africa. Few remember that the bloodiest war after World War II was the civil war in the most populous African country - Nigeria, in the late 60s of the last century, where France supported the separatist formation in southern Nigeria, the so-called "Republic of Biafra" (in the regions rich in oil fields).
In the Nigerian civil war, the French secret services exploited the incitement of Islamophobia. The fact is that the supporters of the unity of Nigeria in the north of the country were mainly Muslims, in contrast to the separatists from the Ibgo people, who were Christians or adhered to traditional African beliefs.
The bloody civil war in Nigeria, according to various estimates, claimed up to 3 million lives, which at that time was about 5% of the total population of the country. With great difficulty, the Nigerian government forces managed to suppress the separatist rebellion, which was supported by the mass of foreign mercenaries being transported by France to Africa. The civil war threw Nigeria back decades in its development and its consequences are still affecting, because, even as rich in oil fields and the main oil producer of the continent, Nigeria in terms of living standards is almost on the level of other poor countries in Africa.
There is a high probability that the French special services will incite separatism in another African state of Mali. Here, in August 2020, patriotic forces came to power, ousted the French puppets, who, on the one hand, brazenly robbed the country, and on the other, in fact, encouraged the partition of the country.
The current government of Mali fully supports Turkey, which stands for the unity and territorial integrity of this African state, which, we recall, was a French colony. And because of the plundering of its resources by the French monopolies, Mali belongs to the poorest countries in Africa, despite the second largest gold production on the continent.
France's interest, apparently, is also traced in the natural resources of Azerbaijan, which until recently were under Armenian occupation and only in recent days began to come under the control of Azerbaijan, in particular, the Zod gold deposit in the Kelbajar region. Some analysts draw attention to "a strange coincidence in time" - the liberation of the Zod mine on November 25, with the adoption of recommendations to the French government by the French Senate "on the recognition of the separatist" Artsakh ". Such a coincidence could not have happened by chance.
It is quite possible that France can undermine Georgia's relations with Turkey, Azerbaijan and a number of other partner countries of our country and force it to sacrifice its national interests for the sake of neighboring Armenia. Meanwhile, Turkey and Azerbaijan are not only reliable economic partners of Georgia, but also consistently advocate for its territorial integrity and against separatism.
Unfortunately, you can't say that about Paris. France directly or indirectly supports the Armenian diasporas and Armenian nationalists in all countries. Including in Georgia, where, for example, it indirectly sponsors the Armenian "Javakh" separatists.
Therefore, while maintaining a course towards European integration and partnership with such EU countries as France, Georgia must, first of all, defend its political and economic interests. This includes striving for the restoration of the country's territorial integrity and the development of mutually beneficial economic relations with neighboring friendly states, including Turkey and Azerbaijan, even if some of the European partners are not so friendly towards these states.