Tbilisi, Georgia, Oct. 15
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili said that appropriate action will be taken with regard to an agreement between Russia and Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia on merging their armed forces.
Margvelashvili said at a special briefing at the presidential palace on Oct. 15 that the Georgian parliament needs to make a decision with regard to Russia's actions, which are an open annexation of Georgia's territory.
"I have already sent an appeal to the parliament, and after the adoption of a resolution, I will gather the security council, and we will take appropriate action," the president said.
Margvelashvili stressed that Russia's decision is an attack on the territorial integrity of Georgia and harms all existing negotiation formats.
"This is a direct violation of the agreement reached during the Geneva talks. It also harms the humanitarian situation in the region," he stressed.
Large scale military action was launched between Georgia and Russia in South Ossetia on Aug. 8, 2008.
Later, Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and expelled the Georgian military.
Russia recognized the independence of the South Ossetia and Abkhazia in late August, 2008.
In response, Tbilisi ended diplomatic relations with Moscow and called the two unrecognized republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.