22 October 2020,   01:38
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On behalf of every Georgian citizen, I call on the international community to adequately assess Russia’s illegal actions – the Prime Minister

On behalf of every Georgian citizen, I call on the international community to adequately assess Russia’s illegal actions, said the Prime Minister of Georgia in his speech delivered at the 75th Session of UN General Assembly.


“Even today, as the whole world wages war on the coronavirus pandemic, Russia continues the process of illegal borderization and provocations in the occupied territories. Besides, hybrid warfare tools are being used extensively, including disinformation attacks on the main facility of the national infrastructure for pandemic control - the Richard Lugar Center for Public Health Research.


Russia has yet to fulfill the August 12, 2008 Ceasefire Agreement brokered by the European Union; it continues to disregard Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty and the fundamental norms and principles of international law.


We must remind you the names of our fellow citizens: Giga Otkhozoria, Archil Tatunashvili, and Davit Basharuli, whose lives were cut short by representatives of the occupation regime. Georgia will never accept occupation!


On behalf of every Georgian citizen, I call on the international community to adequately assess Russia’s illegal actions so that we, through our joint efforts, may force it to comply with international norms and fulfill assumed obligations, including the August 12 agreement.


We urge Russia to adopt a constructive position within the framework of the Geneva Discussions, where, with the participation of the UN, OSCE, the EU, and the U.S., we discuss the security and humanitarian issues related to Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali region, such as Russia’s non-use of force against Georgia, the withdrawal of troops, the creation of international security mechanisms, the return of IDPs and refugees to their homes”, - said Giorgi Gakharia.

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