Georgia’s MFA says Russia continues “occupation policy” on its territory

Source : 112 Ukraine

At the same time, Tbilisi supports peaceful resolution of the conflict
18:10, 7 August 2017

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Georgian Foreign Ministry held speech on the anniversary of “five days war” on Monday, accusing Russia of continuing the “policy of occupation” and violating the rights of Georgian citizens who remained on the occupied territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Full text of the speech is published of the site of the ministry.

The ministry said that Russia “violates international norms” and continues the "policy of occupation" on territories out of Tbilisi's control. In addition, the Georgian side says that Russia discriminates against the rights of the ethnic population of Georgia in the unrecognized "republics."

“Nine years has passed since Russia violating the ceasefire regime and principles of international law ignores the sovereignty of Georgia continues occupation policy on the territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia,” the message says.

Georgia supports peaceful resolution of the conflict, the ministry also noted.

Related: Large-scale military drills with participation of NATO countries start in Georgia

As it was reported earlier South Ossetia will close Georgian border until August 9. The crossing points will restart the usual work at 7 am on August 9.

Previously South Ossetia closed the Georgian border when the republic’s president Anatoliy Bibilov was being inaugurated.

Related: 3,000 Georgians did not return to country after visa-free trip to EU

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