Parliament adopts resolution in support of Ukraine

Parliament condemned Russian military aggression against the sovereignty of Ukraine. Photo by N. Alavidze/, 03 Sep 2014 - 19:04, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian Parliament has adopted its third document offering additional support to Ukraine in light of ongoing Russian aggression in Ukraine.

In the resolution, Georgian Parliament condemned aggression against the sovereignty of Ukraine and called on the Russian Federation to reject any attempts to solve political or economic disagreements using force.

The resolution was prepared by Georgian Dream and was supported by 81 out of 150 Parliament Members. MPs representing opposition party United National Movement (UNM) did not participate in the voting process as they had prepared alternative version of the resolution, which was not supported by the majority.

The Parliamentary Resolution encompassed the following content:

"Georgian Parliament once again stresses the points approved in the resolution adopted on January 23, 2014 and March 6, 2014 regarding the developments in Ukraine.

"According to the data of authoritative international organisations and Western partner states, Russia is not only supporting, training, arming and funding the separatist forces operations in the south-eastern part of Ukraine, but also carries out open aggression towards its neigbour, sovereign country.

"There is a prospect of further escalation of tensions and between the two countries and its transformation into a large-scale military conflict, which clearly threatens regional, as well as international peace and stability."

The resolution also stated it was "especially alarming" to see the growing number of civilian victims, homeless people and refugees.

"Despite international statements of warnings and negotiations in a variety of formats, Russia is violating internationally recognised norms and principles, as it is still being carried out in respect to Georgia after the August 2008 war.

"Coming out of these facts, Georgian Parliament:

  • Once again expresses solidarity with the Government and people of Ukraine. Confirms strong support towards Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
  • Fully supports the positions expressed by Georgian Government in regard to the crisis situation in Ukraine and its efforts to help Ukraine.
  • Condemns aggression against sovereign Ukraine, which not only contradicts norms and principles of international law, but also makes the escalation process of military aggression irreversible, which will bring catastrophic result to European security.
  • Calls on the Russian Federation to reject any attempt for solving political or economic disagreements forcefully and supports the international community, as well as the Ukrainian Government’s efforts to resolve the crisis through negotiations.
  • Calls on the international community to use all available resources to stop military actions and aggression on Ukrainian territory, with the aim of de-escalation of tension and solving humanitarian problems.
  • Calls on NATO and the EU to take effective measures to increase the seucirty of Ukraine, as well as Georgia and the Moldovan Republic and with this aim to speed up their integration in the Euro-Atlantic system.”