13 November 2019,   13:30
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Russia wants to divide Georgia illegally - Madeleine Moon

"Russia wants this dividing line to become defined border and tries to divide Georgia illegally", - said the President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Madeleine Moon. According to her, Russia periodically moves the border forward and pays no attention to the locals whose families and property are divided.

"We have a proud record of speaking of Georgia and Ukraine and condemning the illegal occupation of their territories. But it is not just words, we have unambiguously shown our support and solidarity. This year I have visited both Tbilisi and Kyiv to demonstrate our commitment for their Euro-Atlantic aspirations. I visited the administrative boundary line now set around South Ossetia. I know many of you did the same thing during our session in 2017. So I`m sure you understand why I feel a moral obligation to take this opportunity and talk about what I saw there and what I felt. Russia wants this dividing line to become defined border and tries to divide Georgia illegally. I talked to a local farmer, who is trapped along with his sick wife, behind the barbed wire and he could not see family members, work in his own land located on the other side of the barbed wire. I promised that I would speak about this disregard, not just the international law, but the human beings and their rights", - said Madeleine Moon.

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