Over the past 13 years, Tbilisi has been evading in every possible way from undertaking obligations on the non-use of force, - Foreign Ministry

Fri, 06/08/2021 - 17:55

This is not the first time that such calls have been made, having long assumed the character of ritual incantations accompanied by demagogic discourses on territorial integrity, regional security, human rights, refugees and fundamental democratic values, the South Ossetian Foreign Ministry said in a commentary issued on Thursday evening.

"These demands are most irresponsibly supported by countries that are very far from regional problems, but use the current political situation . Or, which is much more dangerous, they come from states pursuing their own interests in destabilizing the regional security system in the South Caucasus and deliberately providing political support to Georgia," despite the status of the most unstable and incapable of negotiation state in the region, deserved by many years of efforts of the Georgian elites, "the commentary says.

On August 4, representatives of the United States, Great Britain, France, Estonia, Ireland, Norway and Albania at the UN put forward demands to the Russian Federation to withdraw its armed forces from the territory of the Republic of South Ossetia and the Republic of Abkhazia and revoke the recognition of their state independence.

“The question of what result the authors of such demands would like to expect should be left rhetorical. It should be reminded that the recognition by the Russian Federation of the state sovereignty of the Republic of South Ossetia and the Republic of Abkhazia, which actually existed since the beginning of the 90s of the XX century, took place only after armed aggression Georgia against South Ossetia in August 2008, when Georgia launched a large-scale army operation using weapons of mass destruction, including those of an indiscriminate nature, to destroy civilians and Russian peacekeepers. The political act of recognition of the states of the Republic of South Ossetia and the Republic of Abkhazia, as well as their appeal to the Russian Federation with a request to deploy Russian troops to protect their territory and citizens, undoubtedly fully comply with the generally accepted norms of international law," the Foreign Ministry has noted.

However, the Foreign Ministry stressed, the "collective West" prefers not to notice these facts. “Moreover, on the eve of the 13th anniversary of the tragic events of August 2008, absolutely cynical demands are heard within the walls of the UN for the withdrawal of Russian troops from the territory of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, the presence of which is the only but very serious factor deterring. Georgia from new military adventures. There are no other effective guarantees of security for South Ossetia and Abkhazia and their citizens, the preservation of peace and stability in the region, especially against the background of the fact that Georgia, incited by "friends", primarily the United States, never forgot plans for military revenge and the seizure of alien territories, and official Tbilisi over the past 13 years has been evading in every possible way from undertaking obligations on the non-use of force or the threat of force against neighboring states, "the authors of the text have noted.

The Foreign Ministry has declared that such is the real state of affairs, which in the minds of the "collective West" cannot fit into a simple and convenient picture of the world and therefore, according to strange logic, cannot be recognized.

"Perhaps, it is the deliberate disregard of objective reality and the obvious application of double or even triple standards in the international arena by the countries of the so-called "collective West", whose representatives are regularly replaced as moderators of the Geneva discussions from the UN, EU and OSCE, is the reason for the extremely low efficiency and effectiveness of this international negotiating platform, the main task of which for more than fifty rounds continues to be the development of measures to ensure the security of the Republic of South Ossetia and the Republic of Abkhazia, "the commentary says.

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