PACE adopts resolution demanding Russia immediately cease erection of illegal barriers in Georgia

  • The resolution, which condemns illegal Russian activities in Georgia, was unanimously adopted by PACE. Photo: Parliament’s press office., 25 Jan 2019 - 11:26, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has unanimously adopted a resolution which urges Russia to immediately suspend the erection of barbed wire fences and other artificial barriers along the occupation line in Georgia.

The resolution, which was initiated by the Georgian delegation, also expresses support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

PACE is concerned by the illegal actions of Russia in the Tskhinvali region, which aim to erect artificial barriers at the village of Atotsi, near the occupation line,” the Georgian Parliament cites the PACE resolution as saying.

Georgian Vice Parliament Speaker Tamar Chugoshvili says that through the adoption of the resolution, PACE has once again expressed its attitude to the occupation of Georgian lands by Russia.

With the resolution PACE once again expresses its position regarding Georgian occupation issues and once again voices its support for Georgian sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Chugoshvili said.

This week, PACE has also backed the Georgian government-adopted Otkhozoria-Tatunashvili list, which imposes sanctions for the violation of human rights in the two occupied regions of Georgia Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia).