Latvia supports Georgia 10 years on

Latvia joined Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine and others in expressing support for the territorial integrity of Georgia 10 years after Russia occupied a significant portion of the country.

"Marking the tenth anniversary of the Russian military assault on Georgia in August 2008, the Foreign Ministry reaffirms its support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia in its internationally recognized borders," a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

The Foreign Ministry also called on the parties involved in the conflict "to engage constructively in the Geneva talks on conflict resolution."

Since the conflict ten years ago, the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia have been occupied and annexed by the Russian Federation.

"Developments in Georgia’s regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia are a matter of concern, including the closure of border crossing points along the Administrative Boundary Line of the region of Abkhazia. These actions go against commitments to work towards enhanced security and improved living conditions for the conflict-affected population, as well as having a negative effect on the human rights situation and stability in the region," said the statement. 

Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs also took to twitter to comment on what he called "continuous illegal activities" by Russia.

 

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