Debates to be held about Georgia’s occupied territories at European Parliament
12 June, 2018
The European Parliament will hold debates today – “Georgia’s Occupied Territories – Ten Years since Russia’s Invasion”, - according to the information published on the official website of the European Parliament. After the debates, the members of the European Parliament will adopt the relevant resolution.

The European Parliament's session will be opened by High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

10 years have passed since the war between Russia and Georgia. 2008 Russian-Geoprgian War remains one
of the most tragic dates in modern history of Georgia. It has been 10 years since Russian tanks rolled through the Roki tunnel in an invasion that brought Russian forces 40 kilometers from Georgia’s capital. It is noteworthy that twenty percent of Georgian territory remains occupied till present day.

Russia recognized the independence of Abkhazia (Georgia’s breakaway region) and Tskhinvali (so-called South Ossetia) on August 26. On August 28th, Russian president Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree recognizing South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states. In response, the Georgian government severed diplomatic relations with Russia. Russia only partially fulfilled its obligations defined by 6-point ceasefire agreement and its forces still remained in the village of Perevi until October 18, 2010.

On October 23, 2008 Georgian Government passed the law on the occupied territories according to which, these areas where given the status of occupied territories of Georgia by Russia.

Two Georgian regions, Abkhazia and Tskhinvali region (so called South Ossetia) remain occupied by Russia up to now.

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