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, said the Prime Minister of Georgia in his speech delivered at the 75th Session of UN General Assembly.
“Due to the Russian illegal activities on the Georgian territory, the people living in the occupied regions are in the state of humanitarian crisis.
They are deprived of access to their own homes and lands, forced to live in a reality in which passages are closed and families are further torn apart on a daily basis, with their freedom of movement, property rights, education rights, and access to basic medical services taken away. Local residents have been kidnapped, tortured, and killed. Georgia will never accept occupation!”, - said Giorgi Gakharia.
He called 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.
“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”, - concluded the Head of the Government.