The European Parliament’s Resolution is yet another proof that Georgia is atop the international community’s agenda

12.03.2019 – “It is very important that the European Union and the European Parliament, in particular, in its resolution referred to Georgia, specifically in the context of Russia violating the norms of of international law” -  the Georgian Foreign Minister, David Zalkaliani said when commenting on the European Parliament’s Resolution on the state of EU-Russia political relations.
According to David Zalkaliani, the Resolution contains important messages. It uses the term “occupation” and calls on Russia to withdraw its forces from the occupied territoris of Georgia.
On 12 March 2019, the European Parliament adopted Resolution on the state of EU-Russia political relations. The Resolution was submitted by Sandra Kalniete, a member of the European Parliament.
The Resolution contains important messages:

The European Parliament reaffirms its unequivocal support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders;

The resolution highlights the  the illegal occupation of Georgia’s two regions by Russia;

The Resolution demands that the Russian Federation cease its occupation of the Georgian territories of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia and fully respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia;

The European Parliament calls on the Russian Federation to unconditionally fulfil all the provisions of the ceasefire agreement of 12 August 2008, in particular the commitment to withdrawing all its military forces from the territory of Georgia;
According to the Resolution, Russia’s illegal occupation and annexation of Crimea, a region of Ukraine, its direct and indirect involvement in armed conflicts in the eastern part of Ukraine and its continuous violation of the territorial integrity of Georgia and Moldova constitute a deliberate violation of international law, democratic principles and fundamental values; strongly condemns human rights violations carried out by Russian representatives on the occupied territories;
The European Parliament calls for the EU institutions and Member States to make greater efforts to build resilience, particularly in the cyber and media fields, including mechanisms to detect and fight election interference; calls for resilience against cyberattacks to be increased; expresses deep concern that the EU reaction and response to the Russian propaganda campaign and massive direct disinformation attacks has been insufficient and should be further strengthened, in particular before the upcoming European elections in May 2019.