EU, European countries condemn Syria’s recognition of Georgian occupied regions

  • Foreign countries have emphasised Russia’s role in Syria’s recognition of the independence of the Georgian occupied territories. Photo: N.Alavidze/, 30 May 2018 - 15:57, Tbilisi,Georgia

The European Union and European countries and leaders have strongly condemned the recognition of Georgian occupied regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) as independent republics by the Syrian government.

The official statement of the EU reads that the decision of the Syrian regime violates international law and the principle of territorial integrity as defined by the United Nations Charter and relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

The European Union fully supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognised borders. We remain committed to actively support conflict resolution efforts, including through the work of the EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia, and the EU Monitoring mission,” the EU statement reads.

Finland stated that they fully shatred the EU position.

For Germany Syria has taken an "unecceptable step."

Condemning the recognition, the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine stated that they stand by Georgia.

Mark Pritchard, a Conservative Member of Parliament from the United Kingdom tweeted against the recognition.

The Estonian Foreign Ministry stated that the recognition is a blatant violation of the international law.

Earlier today the US,NATO and several countries condemned the step by Syria.

Syria is the fifth after Russia, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Nauru which recognised the Georgian breakaway territories as independent republics in the wake of the Russia-Georgia 2008 war.

The rest of the international community is unanimous in that Abkhazia and South Ossetia are integral parts of Georgia.