Maka Botchorishvili: Russia's ongoing unlawful actions give a rather dangerous look to future Black Sea security issues

06 Jul 2021
Maka Botchorishvili: Russia's ongoing unlawful actions give a rather dangerous look to future Black Sea security issues

“Today, we still face Russia’s military presence in Georgia and occupation of our historic regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia.

Russia established a so-called “new reality” constantly violating fundamental norms and principles of international law and undermining the rules-based international order.

We count on the international community’s proactive engagement in the peaceful resolution of the Russia-Georgia conflict and full implementation of the EU-mediated 12 August 2008 Ceasefire Agreement by Russia.

The past few years have shown us well that the wider Black Sea region often becomes the place of confrontation.

Russia's ongoing unlawful actions give a rather dangerous look to future Black Sea security issues. Therefore, it is critically important to address the key challenges that we are facing and secure a lasting peace in the region”, - M. Botchorishvili, Chair of the EU Integration Committee, stated in her address to the OSCE PA.

M. Botchorishvili also expands on the importance of protecting fundamental human rights and freedoms and the efforts needed to ensure their effective implementation.

The MP responds to the events that took place in Tbilisi on July 5, 2021 and notes that “Violence and vandalism have absolutely no place in Georgia. It goes against everything we believe in, and everything that we stand for. The investigations are ongoing and all crimes will be duly investigated and the perpetrators will be punished accordingly. Georgia is committed to its European and Euro-Atlantic aspirations, democracy and the rule of law and upholding European values".

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  • Maka Botchorishvili: Russia's ongoing unlawful actions give a rather dangerous look to future Black Sea security issues, July 7, 2021