The NATO Parliamentary Assembly on Monday adopted a declaration condemning the continued occupation of Georgia's Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) regions.
At its Spring Conference in Luxembourg, the alliance approved the document highlighting Russia’s “unjustified, unprovoked, illegal and brutal full-scale war of aggression against Ukraine as well as the continued illegal occupation of the Abkhazia and South Ossetia/Tskhinvali regions of Georgia”.
It also stressed Russia was causing the biggest and most immediate threat to the security of NATO’s allied states and to the peace and stability of the Euro-Atlantic region.
The declaration also said the Assembly favoured an open-door policy with Georgia, Ukraine and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The resolution also said the bloc supported “rapid implementation” of the aid package created for Georgia's needs, and adoption of actions to facilitate the country’s integration into the alliance.
Mircea Geoană, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, said it was NATO’s obligation and interest to help Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to “freely decide” whether they wanted to “join democratic Europe”.