Georgian FM condemns Russian aggression against Ukraine at OSCE council meeting

The Georgian top diplomat pointed out at the meeting Russia’s actions had undermined not only Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity but European and global security as well, noting they contradict the fundamental principles of the UN Charter and international law. Photo: Georgian foreign ministry., 25 Feb 2022 - 11:52, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian foreign minister David Zalkaliani condemned the Kremlin’s ongoing military invasion of Ukraine at the OSCE Reinforced Permanent Council Meeting yesterday, where he reiterated “full support” for Ukraine. 

Zalkaliani emphasised the importance of a “unified and firm response” of the international community, calling the Russian aggression a violation of fundamental principles of international law. 

The country’s foreign minister also spoke about the military intervention by Russia in Georgia in 2008 and the “dire consequences” Georgia faces due to the occupation of 20 percent of its territories and the “severe humanitarian and security environment created on the ground,” the ministry said.