Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

Publication date: 2014-08-08 Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia regarding the 6th anniversary of the August 2008 War

 

7 August 2014 marks the sixth anniversary of Russia's aggression against Georgia and occupation of the territories of a sovereign, independent state. Six years after the August 2008 war, occupation forces still exercise effective control over the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali. As a consequence, fundamental rights of the local population are severely violated and the hundreds of thousands of victims of the several waves of ethnic cleansing are deprived of the right to safe and dignified return to the places of their original residence.

 

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