Recognizing Independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Russia Violates Principles of International Law: Georgia’s Foreign Ministry
Georgia, Tbilisi, 28 August /corr. Trend N.Kirtskhalia / With its decision recognizing the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Russia violated the principles of international law, non-intervention in the internal affairs of sovereign state and human rights, which were determined by United Nations Charter and 1975Helsinki Final Act, the statement of the Foreign Ministry of Georgia says.
"After the collapse of the Soviet Union and Georgia's re-gaining its independence, the Russian Federation carries out the policy being aimed at collapsing Georgia and encroach its sovereignty. In order to achieve this purpose, Moscow in a military way occupied part of Georgia's territories, where ethnic cleansing was carried out," it is said in the document.
Recognizing independence of separatist regions, Russia not only violates the bases of the international law, but also presents real threats to the contemporary order, created after the collapse of the USSR. This is an attempt to forcibly and unilaterally change the borders of sovereign state and re-establish the spheres of influence and the dividing barriers, after which democratic development will be stopped and totalitarian regime will be established with the use of methods characteristic for the Soviet period.
The territorial integrity of Georgia is recognized by the world community, including Russia. Sovereignty and territorial
integrity of Georgia is also protected in the appropriate documents of many
Proceeding above-mentioned, it is impossible to find any norm in the international law, which would justify the actions of Moscow.
The steps, taken by Kremlin, create the threat not only for statehood of Georgia, but also for entire world order because aim to factually re-turn to the period of "Cold War". The issue that the permanent member of United Nations intentionally violates those fundamental principles, without which it is impossible to ensure peace and international order, presents great regrets.
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