Georgian, foreign officials, missions condemn Russia's military aggression, occupation on eve of 2008 war anniversary

Viola von Cramon, a German member of the European Parliament, has condemned Russia's "disinformation" against Georgia and the EU on Twitter. Photo: Heinrich Böll Stiftung/CC BY-SA 2.0., 07 Aug 2021 - 17:03, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian and foreign officials and diplomatic missions have issued condemnations of Russia's ongoing occupation of two of Georgia's regions and called on the Russian government to comply with the ceasefire agreement that ended the 2008 war between the two countries, on the eve of the 13th anniversary of the conflict.

Georgia's foreign minister David Zalkaliani tweeted on Saturday, noting the recent ruling of the European Court of Human Rights that placed responsibility over violations committed during the 2008 war between Russia and Georgia on the Russian government.

Zalkaliani also called on Russia to fulfil clauses of the August 12, 2008 ceasefire agreement that ended the war but has not seen Russia withdraw its forces from the now-occupied territory of Georgia. The minister's tweet follows a statement by his ministry on Saturday that detailed violations on the Russian-controlled territory and asked the international community for "essential effort" for ending occupation.