The Georgian Foreign Ministry has responded to Moscow’s calls on Tbilisi and the Russian-occupied regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) to delimit the so-called border and called it ‘completely unacceptable,’ noting that ‘the only solution to the issue is ending the occupation of Georgian territories.’
Addressing the 54th round of the Geneva International Discussions, which took place on October 12-13, Georgian MFA stated that ‘the Georgian delegation strongly criticises the recent steps taken by Moscow towards the de facto annexation of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali regions.’
During the discussions, significant attention was given to the process of creeping occupation near the village of Chorchani, which creates the risk of an escalation on the ground,” Georgia’s Foreign Ministry reports.
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At the discussions, the Georgian delegation raised the issues of concluding the agreement on dual citizenship in Russian-occupied territories, illegal annexation of part of Village Aibga, and attempts at unilateral demarcation of occupied territories along the Russian-Georgian state border.
The Geneva International Discussions were launched in October 2008 to address the consequences of the Russia-Georgia war and brings together the central government of Georgia, the de-facto representatives of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali region (South Ossetia), Russia, the US, the UN, the OSCE and the EU.
The next round of talks in Geneva will be held on December 7-8, 2021.