Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

8.08.2017 Tbilisi - ​The “visit” by the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, in the occupied Abkhazia region represents a continuation of Moscow deliberate policy against Georgia. 

Such action at the 9th anniversary of the Russia-Georgia war serves for legitimization of forceful change of borders of the sovereign state through military aggression, ethnic cleansing and occupation. By this step, the Kremlin tries in vain to support and legitimize its occupation regimes.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemns the “visit” of the Russian President to the occupied Abkhazia region in violation of the Georgian state border, which blatantly infringes the fundamental norms and principles of international law.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls upon the Russian Federation to cease its provocative actions against the Georgian statehood and respect the territorial integrity the sovereign state.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia appeals also to the international community to duly assess Moscow’s aggressive steps and take effective measures to ensure that the Russian Federation fulfills its international obligations, including the 12 August 2008 Ceasefire Agreement.