The statements made by the Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili at the 78th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, in which he unequivocally noted, addressing the “Abkhaz and Ossetian brothers and sisters,” that “the enemy of our unity is our common enemy,” and once again touched upon the topic of “occupation of Georgia” were not left without attention.
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As it became known, on September 19, a field meeting of the Russian-Georgian Business Council established at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation in February 2023, was held in Vladikavkaz.
On June 7, 2023, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution prepared by Georgia on the situation of internally displaced persons and refugees from South Ossetia and Abkhazia (document A/77/L.73). The Georgian delegate who introduced the draft resolution stated that it was “purely humanitarian” in order to “avoid any political speculation when the basic rights of displaced persons are at stake”.
On June 7, within the framework of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, a resolution initiated by Georgia on the situation of internally displaced persons and refugees from South Ossetia and Abkhazia was adopted yet again.
“The concept of the foreign policy of the Russian Federation, approved today by Russian President Vladimir Putin, has been updated in the context of the current difficult situation and defines the priority directions, goals and objectives of Russia's international activities.
We are closely following the events taking place in Georgia over the past few days. It is obvious that the developing serious internal political crisis, into which this country has been driven again by its Western curators and so-called "friends", may become a threat to the stability and security of the entire Transcaucasian region.
We have paid attention to the words of Salome Zourabichvili, the President of Georgia, who stated in her interview to Bloomberg that Georgian problems connected with the ongoing claims for the territory of the Republic of South Ossetia and the Republic of Abkhazia should be should in conjunction with future peace agreement between Russia and Ukraine.
The International Criminal Court has completed the investigation of war crimes, committed during the full-scale military aggression of Georgia against South Ossetia in August 2008 and does not intend to commit any further investigations.
The EU Council has finally approved the decision on the non-recognition of Russian passports issued in the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
The decision of the European Parliament to ban the issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation who have received passports in the territories of the new Russian regions, as well as in the Republic of Crimea, the Republic of Abkhazia and the Republic of South Ossetia is regarded as another unfriendly attack by the countries of the European Union, a gross violation of the fundamental principles of European democracy and, in fact, is blatant discrimination against Russian citizens living in these territories.
October 11 saw the launch of the Caucasus Eagle 2022 joint military exercises, held by special military forces of Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkey at the military base Mukhrovani, near Tbilisi. The purpose of the exercises is sharing experience, improving professional capacity and management among military units of the three states. Earlier, on October 7, Georgia signed an agreement with Turkey on supply of armored vehicles which comply with NATO standards.
With support from the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) the annual OSCE conference, the Human Dimension Implementation Meetings, will take place from September 26 to October 7, 2022 in Warsaw.