The Republic of South Ossetia has no relation to the territorial sovereignty of Georgia, - Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Ossetia

Thu, 25/06/2020 - 18:17

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Ossetia made a statement in connection with the next resolution “Cooperation with Georgia” adopted at the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. The document was prepared and put to the vote by Georgia.

According to the foreign Ministry of South Ossetia, " the resolution, like all previous ones, does not represent anything new and interesting, but contains traditional praise for the Georgian leaders - ardent supporters of Euro-Atlantic solidarity, who turned Georgia into a "beacon of democracy" and bravely resist the "Russian occupation".

"At the same time, it would be unexpected not to hear from the friends of Georgia" concern about the dire humanitarian situation and human rights in the "occupied regions of Georgia in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

As emphasized by the Ministry, a review of the resolution leads to disappointing conclusions.

"Instead of consistent painstaking work in the appropriate formats with the participation of all interested countries, Georgia and its Western sponsors still prefer to repeat politicized and one-sided assessments from year to year without bothering to find arguments and facts. Comparing “assessments” with the real state of affairs, unfortunately, leads to sad thoughts, since reality is interpreted contrary to facts and adjusted to Georgian political guidelines.

As time has shown, it was thanks to the measures taken by the South Ossetian leadership to protect the population from the penetration of COVID-19, that today it has been possible to localize the disease at the quarantine stage, and these measures have been the only true ones. In South Ossetia, there is no humanitarian catastrophe in a pandemic and there are no patients with the virus outside the quarantine zone, the Foreign Ministry stressed.

The Republic’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed "special concern of the South Ossetian society, caused by the dangerous military and biological activities of the Pentagon in Georgia, near the South Ossetian border, of the " humanitarian nature "of which cannot be speak about."

"The work on the formation of a security belt along the state border of the Republic of South Ossetia is an internal affair of the country, which should not bother the members of the UN Human Rights Council.

For our part, we once again urge the international community to pay particular attention to historical realities that are important for understanding the situation fundamentally: Republic of South Ossetia declared independence on May 29, 1992 in accordance with all the rules of international law before Georgia was admitted to the UN. This is a well-known fact.

Thus, the Republic of South Ossetia has nothing to do with the territorial sovereignty of Georgia. Georgia, which has separately left the USSR, is fighting to preserve its former borders within the framework of the former Georgian Soviet Republic. This is nonsense, because it is impossible to return to where you left forever.

The unwillingness of Western countries to see simple truths and realities in Transcaucasia gives Georgia carte blanche for new military operations, "the South Ossetian Foreign Ministry once again reminded.

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