12 Jun 2018 - 11:17
Georgia expects the European Parliament to once again condemn Russian aggression in a resolution following discussions on the results of Russian occupation of Georgian territories planned for today, according to the website of the European Parliament.
During the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, MEPs will discuss the issue of the Georgian occupied territories, ten years to the day since the Russian invasion.
The text of the resolution already exist however it could be changed as a result of discussions, according to Natalie Sabanadze, the Georgian ambassador to the European Union.
"We have been working on the resolution for a long time. We started negotiations with the European Parliament about six months ago. Ten years pass from the Russia-Georgia war this summer and we expect that Russian aggression will be once again condemned as well as the results of the occupation analysed. In fact, considering the results, we could say that the war is over but Russian aggression still continues, especially on our occupied territories. Accordingly, it is very important for the European Parliament to express its position,” Sabanadze said.
The high representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini will open the session involving discussions on Georgia’s occupied territories and Russian aggression today.