12 Sep 2018 - 11:55
US congressman Francis Rooney has submitted a resolution to the US Congress which condemns the recognition of Georgian occupied regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) as independent regions by Syria in May this year.
The resolution reaffirms US support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and names Georgia as a reliable partner, the Georgian Foreign Ministry reports.
The resolution text also highlights Georgia’s important contribution to international peace and security.
We condemn the recognition of Georgian regions as independent republics by a client state of Russia [referring to Syria], “ the resolution reads.
The resolution says that Russia, with the help of Syria and other countries, is trying to meet its own geopolitical interests.
Since the Russia-Georgia 2008 War, only Russia, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Nauru and Syria have recognised Abkhazia and Tskhinvali as independent states.
The rest of the international community says that the regions are occupied by Russia.