UN adopts Georgia’s resolution on Abkhazia and South Ossetia
Tbilisi, Georgia, June 5
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
United Nations General Assembly adopted the draft resolution submitted by Georgia on Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Some 69 countries voted for the document, while 13 countries voted against it.
The resolution was initiated in 2008 and has been submitted by Georgia for the UN General Assembly's consideration in all subsequent years, and each year the number of countries supporting the resolution has been increasing.
The resolution is not necessary for execution and establishes the right of refugees from Abkhazia and South Ossetia to return to their homes.
Large scale military action was launched between Georgia and Russia in South Ossetia on August 8, 2008.
Later, Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and expelled the Georgian military.
Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in late August.
In response, Tbilisi ended diplomatic relations with Moscow and called the two unrecognized republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.