Georgia withdraws from the Joint Control Commission

In conformity with the Resolutions of the Parliament of Georgia "On Peace-Keeping Forces Deployed in the Territory of Georgia” of 18 July 2006, and "On the Occupation of the Territories of Georgia by the Russian Federation” of 28 August 2008; and according to paragraph 3(b) of the Ordinance N552 of the Government of Georgia of 29 August 2008, the State Minister for Reintegration of Georgia is authorized to declare that Georgia withdraws from the Joint Control Commission that was established in conformity with the Agreement "On Principles for Settlement of Georgian-Ossetian Conflict” of 24 June 1992.

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Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and restoration of Georgia’s independence, the Russian Federation has been pursuing the targeted policy aimed at fragmentation of the Georgian State and infringement of its sovereignty. To achieve this goal Moscow through military aggression has invaded parts of the Georgian territory conducting total ethnic cleansing on the occupied areas.

 

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Original Statements of United Nations Security Council members, August 28

UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL
August 28, 2008
UN Webcast Archive
5969th Meeting (PM)

SECURITY COUNCIL BRIEFED BY POLITICAL AFFAIRS, PEACEKEEPING ON GEORGIA DEVELOPMENTS,
INCLUDING 26 AUGUST RECOGNITION DECREES ON ABKHAZIA, SOUTH OSSETIA

Russian Federation Reads Out Decrees to Council;
Georgia Says Declarations Illegal, Country Invaded, But Not Defeated

Statements


IRAKLI ALASANIA ( Georgia) said he appreciated the convening of the meeting and thanked the Secretariat for the updates on the situation. He said the request for a meeting of the Council had been necessitated by the illegal unilateral act of the Russian Federation concerning South Ossetia and Abkhazia. On 26 August, a decree had been made by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in which he referred to the two regions as republics, in violation of the principles of respect for the territorial integrity of States. The Russian Federation’s action was, therefore, contrary to the very principles and values on which the United Nations was founded. The Russian Federation, a member of the Security Council, had interfered in the principles of the inviolability of States and their territorial integrity, and its illegal and unilateral action had already come under condemnation by the international community. Now, the Russian Federation must be sent the strongest message by the Security Council so as to ensure other separatist elements in the world did not misread the message about such action.

 

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