Bundestag VP urges Putin to remember what Georgian, Ukrainian borders looked like in 1991

Bundestag Vice President at the 16th Batumi International Conference. Photo: Foreign Ministry press office.

Agenda.ge, 11 Jul 2019 - 14:23, Tbilisi,Georgia

German Bundestag VP Claudia Roth has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to remember what the borders of Georgia and Ukraine looked like in 1991 before conflicts in the region broke out.

Claudia Roth made the comment at the 16th Batumi International Conference, dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership. 

When I arrived in Gori, I saw barbed wires, fences, creeping occupation and aggression,” she said.

'Let Vladimir Putin remember what happened in 1991 when borders were defined,' she said adding now we have a completely different borders after military conflicts in Ukraine, South Ossetia and Abkhazia. 

Yesterday, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered his own explanation of how Georgia “engulfed” the currently Russian-occupied Georgian regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia).