OSCE PA adopts resolution on Georgian occupied regions amid ‘strong opposition’ by Russia

Russia opposed the resolution but failed to prevent it from being passed, Georgian MP Sophio Katsarava said.Photo: Parliament’s press office. 

Agenda.ge, 08 Jul 2019 - 17:59, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for Security and Co-Operation (OSCE PA) in Europe has adopted a resolution proposed by Georgian MP Sophio Katsarava on the security and human rights situation in Georgia’s Russian occupied regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia).

The author of the resolution Katsarava says that Russia “strongly opposed the adoption of the resolution.”

The Luxembourg Declaration now includes the document which is very important for our country. It is a strong resolution reflecting grave security and human rights situation in the Georgian occupied territories,” the author of the resolution Sophio Katsarava said.

The author of the resolution MP Sophio Katsarava. Photo: Parliament press office. 

The OSCE PA Political Affairs and Security Committee passed the resolution yesterday, and gave a green light to the main vote.

The resolution calls on Russia to withdraw its troops from Georgian territories and to fulfil the ceasefire agreement signed with Georgia after the Russia-Georgia 2008 war.

It reads that there is a severe human rights situation in the Georgian occupied regions, calls for the punishment of people accused of the murder of Georgian citizens in the occupied regions and urges for the presence of international missions in the breakaway areas.