France’s attempts to intervene in the affairs of the South Caucasus and support Armenia are based solely on its personal interests, there is no altruism in this. That is why France didn’t provide any, even humanitarian, assistance to Azerbaijan when 20% of its territories were occupied, US journalist, national security analyst, lawyer Irina Tsukerman told Report.
"France's position is inextricably linked to Armenia’s significant and influential diaspora in France, as well as its current interests in the South Caucasus following its displacement from West Africa. The country is considering the possibility of displacing Russia as a regional power and benefiting economically from this scenario," she said.
At the same time, despite France’s loud statements against Azerbaijan and support for resolutions of the politically irrelevant European Parliament, Paris didn’t achieve practical results from this, she noted.
She added that in reality France is not providing Armenia with the promised assistance. Despite the agreements on arms sales, little has changed here. On the one hand, the Armenians don’t have enough finances for expensive French equipment, on the other hand, France sent most of the weapons to the needs of Ukraine.
"Whether France will continue to maintain the appearance of helping Armenia remains to be seen, since the pressure of the foreign Armenian lobby is weakening given the new realities. One thing is clear - Azerbaijan better worry less about Armenia’s slack allies," she concluded.