Comment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in connection with the ratification by the State Duma of the the Russian Federation agreement on the order of the entry of certain units of the armed forces of the self-proclaimed “Republic of South Os
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine strongly condemns the ratification by the State Duma of the Russian Federation of the so-called agreement on the order of the entry of certain units of the armed forces of the self-proclaimed “Republic of South Ossetia” (occupied territory of Georgia) into the armed forces of the Russian Federation as well as the opening by the Russian occupation authorities, within the customs sphere of the Russian Federation customs point in Akhalgori (Tskhinvali region) and creation specialized customs post in Sokhumi in Abkhazia.
This provocative step constitutes a continuation of the Kremlin policy aimed at destabilization of situation in the Black see region and undermining of the European security architecture.
We appeal the Russian Federation to fulfil its obligations under international law and withdraw all its armed formations and occupational administrations from the temporary occupied territories of Georgia and Ukraine.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine once again expresses its unwavering support to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognized borders.