Le Monde: “Donald Trump - protector of Georgia against Russia”

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili received by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington on 9 May. Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP
Agenda.ge, May 11, 2017, Tbilisi, Georgia

French newspaper Le Monde has published an article about the legislative act recently signed by US President Donald Trump which declares that Abkhazia and South Ossetia are Russian-occupied territories belonging to Georgia.

Le Monde writes that Moscow, who had hoped for closer ties with Washington, could be disappointed after a distant Georgia was mentioned in the 700-page legislative document of the US.

The article calls Trump a "protector of Georgia” and stresses that neither the Obama administration nor the Bush Administration had ever qualified Russia’s actions in Georgia as an occupation.