NATO PA called on Russia to end occupation of Abkhazia and South Ossetia


On May 29th NATO’s Parliamentary Assembly (PA) adopted a declaration in which they supported Tbilisi’s desire to become a member of NATO and to integrate into Euro-Atlantic structures.

The document expresses support for the territorial integrity of Georgia and calls on Russia to withdraw its military forces from the illegally occupied Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia and also to reverse its recognition of these regions as independent states.

“The Russian Federation must fulfill its obligations vis-à-vis Georgia and abide by international law; to reciprocate Georgia’s unilateral pledge not to use force and refrain from any provocative and aggressive steps towards Georgia; to facilitate the access of international human rights observers to the regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia; to allow freedom of movement and trade across the Administrative Boundary Line,” the declaration says.