Tbilisi: Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) responds to the approved program for the formation of a common social and economic space between the Russian Federation and occupied Abkhazia
Georgian MFA says this is another illegal step towards de facto annexation, which serves the gradual integration of Georgia’s indivisible regions into Russia’s military, political, economic and social system.
“The so-called agreement between the Russian Federation and occupied Sokhumi on November 2014 on Alliance and Strategic Partnership, as well as all the so-called memorandum or program is illegal and does not produce any legal effect.
With such provocative steps and hybrid war instruments, the Russian Federation grossly violates the fundamental norms and principles of international law, violates Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and poses a serious threat to peace and security in the region.
We call on the Russian Federation to stop its destructive actions and illegal steps towards the de facto annexation of Georgia’s occupied territories, to fulfil its obligations under the EU-brokered ceasefire agreement of 12 August 2008, to withdraw its troops from Georgian territory and not to interfere in the establishment of international security mechanisms,” MFA said in its statement.