20 November 2019,   19:21
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We are sending a clear signal to Putin - US House of Representatives passes bipartisan Georgia Support Act

Another US Support to Georgia - A few hours ago the US House of Representatives passed a bipartisan act related to Georgia.
Georgia is a strong ally of the U.S. and provision of its territorial integrity is decisive for the European security and U.S. interests – Congressman Adam Kinzinger said in the US House of Representatives during discussions of a bipartisan Georgia Support Act.
When presenting the document, the Congressman from the Republican Party underlined that Russia continued interfering into Georgian political affairs and caused chaos in the population.
“After intrusion into Georgia by Russia in 2008, the country is engaged in a struggle for existence because of Putin’s open aggression. For more than 10 years, Russia has continued occupying parts of Georgia –Abkhazia and South Ossetia – that represent 20% of Georgia’s territory. Putin built military bases, installed barriers on the land of peaceful civilians and limited the free movement between the occupied regions and the rest of Georgia. Due to the occupation, thousands of ethnic Georgians turned into Internally Displaced Persons”, - said Kinzinger.
According to him, this Act reiterates strong support of the US to Georgia’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity and initiates imposition of sanctions against persons who violate human rights across Georgia’s occupied regions: “Approval of the bill is a possibility to show our support to Georgia. Georgia is the country which is the biggest contributor to the US-led peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan. We are sending a clear signal to Putin to think twice before he interferes into Georgia’s affairs”.

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