PM addresses world in Georgian from UN tribune, says ‘Russia withdraw your occupation forces!’

PM Mamuka Bakhtadze stated that Russia’s main motivation was a military intervention to establish military bases in Georgian territories. Photo: Prime Minister’s press office., 28 Sep 2018 - 11:46, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze addressed the world in Georgian from the UN high tribune yesterday and urged Russia to fulfill its obligations and withdraw its occupation forces from the Georgian territory.

Bakhtadze said that it was the great honor for him to address the 73rd UN General Assembly in Georgian, in “one of the most ancient languages of the world civilisation and its integral part.”

I urge Russia: fulfill your assumed and signed international obligations and withdraw your occupation forces from Georgia's territory!” Bakhtadze said.