New consolidated report on conflict in Georgia discussed at Council of Europe

CoE Secretary General’s consolidated report is being published twice a year since 2010. Photo by MFA Georgia, 08 Nov 2017 - 22:46, Tbilisi,Georgia

The situation at the Russian occupied regions of Georgia – Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) was discussed at today’s meeting of ministers of the Council of Europe today.

Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Davit Zalkaliani spoke about Russia’s illegal steps including borderisation, closure of check-points along the occupation line, illegal detention of peaceful population as well as discrimination of ethnic Georgians both in Sokhumi and Tskhinvali.

Zalkaliani believes this situation needs immediate response from the international community. Photo by MFA Georgia

In its statement the European Union (EU) discouraged the Russian Federation for its illegal actions in Abkhazia and Tskhinvali and called upon its government to avoid illegal detention of people and ethnic discrimination, restore check-points and investigate any illegal actions that violates human rights.

CoE member states welcomed constructive approach of the Georgian government towards peaceful solution of conflicts.

Georgian Foreign Ministry welcomed the consolidated report, thanked the supporting states and hoped the conflict in Georgia will remain in CoE’s political agenda.

CoE Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland’s 16th consolidated report covers the period between April and September, 2017. 

The report is being published twice a year since 2010.