Georgian parliament condemns Abkhazia’s annexation
Tbilisi, Georgia, Dec.1
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Most of the MPs of the Georgian parliament adopted a statement in connection with the agreement "On alliance and strategic partnership" signed between Russia and Abkhazia.
The statement said that this agreement is a step towards the annexation of the most ancient part of Georgia - Abkhazia.
In addition, the agreement signed in Sochi is regarded in the statement as an act "directed against the process of restoring trust and relations between Tbilisi and Sukhumi, as well as against the sovereign choice of Georgia, its European and Euro-Atlantic aspirations."
The statement of the parliamentary majority said that all agreements signed between Russia and occupied Abkhazia since 2008 till the present day are declared illegal.
The document said that Russia constantly violates the ceasefire agreement of August 12 2008, the Constitution of Georgia, the UN Charter, the fundamental principles of international law, which is reflected in the preparation of the necessary legal, economic and political "fundamentals" for the actual annexation of the sovereign state.
The statement also said that the normalization of relations between Georgia and Russia is needed to implement long-term national interests of the two countries, establishing an atmosphere of stability and cooperation on the Caucasus.
On the night of August 8, 2008, military actions were launched on the territory of South Ossetia, Georgia. Later the Russian troops occupied the city and drove back the Georgian military. In late August, Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. In response, Tbilisi broke off diplomatic relations with Moscow and announced two unrecognized republics as occupied territories.