The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine released a relevant statement on the occasion of the tenth anniversary since the beginning of the direct armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Georgia.
“Ukraine reaffirms once again its consistent and resolute support for Georgia's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity in its internationally recognized borders, as well as its commitment to the strategic partnership between our states. In particular, Ukraine supports the latest peace initiative of the Government of Georgia ‘A Step to a Better Future’ aimed at settling the conflict and reconciliation,” reads the statement.
The Foreign Ministry also called on the Russian Federation to fulfill its obligations under the Ceasefire Agreement as of the August 12, 2008 and to withdraw its troops from the occupied territories of Georgia (Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali region) and take other necessary steps to demilitarize and de-occupy these territories.
According to the statement, the Russian Federation “bears full responsibility for the precarious humanitarian situation in the occupied territories and shall provide unhindered access to international humanitarian and human rights organizations to these territories”.
“Ukraine appeals to the mediators of the Geneva International Discussions – the EU, the OSCE, the United Nations and the United States and the entire international community to continue to make efforts to resolve the Russian-Georgian conflict,” reads the statement.
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