The UN General Assembly has been accepting draft resolution on refugees and displaced persons from South Ossetia and Abkhazia prepared by Georgian party for several years already. Delivering again and again the same writing of the document Georgia tries to impose on international community a unilateral politicized corrupt vision of the problem of refugees to support their non-legitimate territorial claims.
Statements of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the RSO
Pertaining to the resolution on refugees supported by the United Nations General Assembly
Georgian draft resolution on problem of displaced persons and refugees from South Ossetia and Abkhazia was supported for the 7th time by the United Nations General Assembly on June 3, 2015. 75 countries voted “for” and 16 countries voted “against” adopting the resolution. It is good that the number of countries opposing the writing of the document grew for 3 units.
Concern on human rights protecting system in the Republic of South Ossetia and the Republic of Abkhazia was marked in the quarterly report of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia and expressed by Ivica Dacic, the Foreign Minister of Serbia. As it was stated, “fully functioning OSCE mission should be returned to the Republics and access to the territories should be provided for international observers”.
The signed treaty between the Republic of South Ossetia and the Russian Federation which allegedly “does violence to sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia and is not legally binding” was condemned by the Council of Europe Deputy Ministers Committee within discussion of the agenda “The Council of Europe and the Georgian conflict” on May 12, 2015.
Pertaining to the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia
February 18, 2015 has seen the statement made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia in which the signed agreement on the Ossetian-Russian boundary was criticized and the world community was called for “taking effective measures preventing Russian activities against Georgia”.
Military training centers for NATO members and its partners will be created on territory of Georgia announced the representative of the alliance. Next manoeuvers of NATO will also take place in Georgia this year. What is more, such maneuvers will be staged in the country regularly.
Pertaining to NATO summit in Wales
At Wales NATO summit conducted on 4-5 September Georgia received a considerable stack of “Enhanced cooperation” that although not granting a membership in Alliance but empowers Georgia’s access to intelligence, to participation in military trainings and strengthens cooperation in defense sphere. Besides, United States through the head of Defense Ministry Chuck Hagel who met with his Georgian college in Tbilisi on September 7, called for Russia to withdraw troops from Georgian border.
During the last few years UN General Assembly has been accepting draft resolution on refugees and IDPs from Abkhazia and South Ossetia, repeating the content of the document every year, Georgia tires to impose on the International Community a one-sided, politicized and biased approach to the refugee problem to back up its illegal territorial claims.
Parliamentary elections took place in South Ossetia on 8 June 2014. More than 60% of the registered electorate participated in the vote. The voters were able to give their preferences to any of the registered nine parties that participated in the elections. International observers from 12 countries did not register a single violation of the electoral legislation and confirmed its compliance with high electoral standards. They also noted accomplishment of the electoral procedures, their transparency and absolute democracy.
On the refugee resolution accepted by the UN General Assembly
On 5 June 2014 the UN General Assembly accepted resolution on refugees initiated by Georgia. The document reflects falsified, one-sided and politicized vision of the problem imposed on the International Community by Georgia and its sponsors. The aim of the document was to claim again territories that do not belong to Georgia.
On refugee draft resolution submitted by the Georgian delegation at the UN General Assembly
On 19 May 2014 the Georgian delegation submitted to UN General Assembly draft resolution on refuges and IDPs from South Ossetia and Abkhazia for the sixth time. Voting on this resolution is planned in the first decade of June.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Right Ms. Navi Pillay made a number of statements on situation in South Ossetia, during her visit to Georgia, that have nothing to do with the reality. According to the High Commissioner South Ossetia became a ‘black hole’ and ‘one of the most difficult places to access’ where ‘living conditions are steadily deteriorating’ She noted that “despite the multiple attempts and appeals on behalf of the UN General Secretary, we have been denied access to Abkhazia and South Ossetia. I myself tried to get admittance but I was rejected again”.