Russia Lacks Any Legitimate Right to Invade Georgia: Hungarian PM

Georgia Materials 21 August 2008 12:34 (UTC +04:00)

Georgia, Tbilisi, 21 August / Trend corr. N.Kirtskhalia / "Russia did not have any legitimate right to invade Georgia," Matias Iorsh, a Hungarian MP, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) rapporteur for Georgia, stated at a briefing in Tbilisi.

"This is the occupation of the Georgian territory and a CE member-country attacked another member -country of this organization, which have not happened before," he said. Iorsh said that Russia tried to form new world order and to change that which formed after the collapse of the USSR. In accordance with this new order, if one country is annoyed by other country's actions, this country has the right to apply force against it, whilst it is not acceptable," he stressed.

The PACE rapporteur for Georgia said that he was in Gori on 20 August and made sure that there was not any condition for peaceable residence, as well as right of citizens and media was restricted. "All responsibility for the situation in the conflict zone, where violation facts were recorded, falls on invader and this is the international law," he said.

Iorsh said there is not any sign on the Russian troops' withdrawal from Georgia.