The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine has condemned the signing by Russian President Vladimir Putin of the law on ratification of the so-called agreement with the occupation regime of Sukhumi on establishment of the joint group of forces. This is stated in the statement of the Ukrainian foreign Ministry, published on the page in Facebook.
“With this act, the Russian side intends to legitimize the illegal stationing of Russian military units and militias that are terrorizing the population of Abkhazia. At the same time, the Russian side grossly violates its international obligations, in particular under the agreement on the ceasefire of 12 August 2008”, – is told in the message.
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Such actions aggravate tensions in the region, hinder the plans for the development of international transport and energy corridors, create conditions for the further decline of the occupied territories and trigger new migration flows.
“Ukraine again calls on Russia to withdraw its military units from the occupied territories of Georgia to ensure the creation of national and international security arrangements in Abkhazia and Tskhinvali region and to restore the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia”, – said the Minister.
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We will note, earlier the Russian media reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law on consolidated group of forces of Russia and Abkhazia, designed to respond to an armed attack, and other threats to the military security in respect of any of the parties. Later, the Russian foreign Ministry denied the rumors about the growing military presence of Russia in Abkhazia.