Georgian Foreign Ministry welcomes PACE resolution
Georgia, Tbilisi, Jan. 29 / Trend , N.Kirtskhalia /
The Georgian Foreign Ministry welcomed a PACE resolution on Jan. 28. The ministry released a statement expressing hope that Moscow would comply with international obligations, including the 6-point agreement.
Georgia also hopes that the Russia authorities will consider the message set forth in the new resolution. A recent ministry statement said PACE's new resolution backs its October resolution, and Georgia has implemented the majority of its obligations unlike Russia.
Despite the Russian delegation's resistance, PACE reiterated its support for Georgia's territorial integrity and sovereignty. PACE has condemned Russia due to its refusal to rescind unilaterally recognized separatist regions and signing friendship and cooperation agreements with separatist regimes.
PACE once again stressed the need for the Russia to rescind its recognition of the separatist regimes, the statement said.
PACE members noted with regret that Russia has not complied with the ceasefire from Aug. 12, and did not withdraw its troops prior to the launch of hostilities. Instead of providing the OSCE and EU with access to the conflict zones, Russia refuses to cooperate with these organizations.
"PACE declares Russia the occupier responsible for violating human rights and humanitarian law in the occupied territories and condemns the ethnic cleansing carried out in the Tskhinvali region. Russia and its puppet regimes are weak to curb such acts and punish those who committed the crimes," the statement said.
Provocations on the borders of the occupied regional territories have resulted in civilian casualties. Georgian law enforcement bodies voiced their concern on the matter at the EU forum.
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