ArmInfo. Armenia preserves dignity in its defeat, one must keep dignity in case of victory. The Ambassador of France to Armenia Jonathan Lacote stated this in an interview with journalists on April 13 in Yerevan, on the sidelines of the closing of the film festival within the framework of the Francophonie.
The French diplomat, touching upon the opening of a "trophy park" in Baku, with the latest Artsakh war, noted that he fully understands and shares the emotions in the Armenian society associated with the opening of the so-called park. "I recently visited the Yerablur military cemetery. We see how many people died, how many losses there are. We see the suffering of families. But this is also a place of dignity.
War is not a subject for staging a performance,'' Lacote stressed. At the same time, he expressed his conviction that now the priority is to find a solution to the conflict, the priority is to return prisoners in accordance with international humanitarian law and the statement of November 9, return of displaced persons, protection of cultural and religious heritage and renewed constructive dialogue to find lasting peace.
Answering the question whether the aggressive rhetoric of the Azerbaijani authorities contributes to the establishment of relations, the Ambassador noted: "Armenia preserves dignity in its defeat. One must keep dignity even if wins>. Earlier it was reported that a park of captured Armenian equipment appeared in Baku on the eve in the form of a reenactment of the events of the war. The monstrous structure is located on five hectares. <The real picture of the defensive fortifications that the enemy has been building over several decades has been recreated. Here you can see a powerful barrage system of 10 lines, including concrete engineering structures, anti-tank ditches and hedgehogs, mined areas, tunnels, trenches, "the Azerbaijani media reported. Mannequins depicting Armenians give a special meaning to the "park". Ilham Aliyev has already managed to pose against the background of trophy helmets.