The Syria's recognition of the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia that are intentionally treated as the part of Georgia became the reason of such decision.
The decision on the recognition of the independence and establishment of the diplomatic relations with Abkhazia and South Ossetia was treated by the Foreign Ministry as the violation of the international law and support of the Russian aggression in Georgia.
'Through this step the Syrian regime disregarded the international legal obligation to respect the territorial integrity and the inviolability of internationally recognized borders of the sovereign state. Considering the aforesaid, Georgia initiated the procedures to break off the diplomatic relations with the Syrian Arab Republic', the message said.
The Georgian Foreign Ministry also urged the international community to properly access the actions of the Syrian authorities and respond to them.
As we reported Syria has recognized the independence of the unrecognized republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia and also agreed to establish diplomatic relations.
As it was reported earlier, South Ossetia self-proclaimed its independence on May 29, 1992 in the course of the military aggression with Georgia. Abkhazia has self-proclaimed its independence after the war with Georgia in 1992-1993.
Also, President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed the law ratifying the agreement between Russia and unrecognized South Ossetia as to the order of certain departments of the unrecognized South Ossetian army integrating into Russian Armed Forces. The agreement was signed on March 31, 2017. It envisages that when signing a contract for serving in the Russian army, a citizen must be discharged from service in the so-called 'armed forces of South Ossetia'.