25 November 2020, 19:44

Georgian MFA calls treaty between Russia and Abkhazia an element of annexation

The integration agreement between Russia and Abkhazia continues the annexation of the Georgia's territory, and by the conclusion of such agreements, Russia violates the international law, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Georgia declares.

On November 23, the Russian authorities announced the approval of a programme to form a common social and economic space between Russia and Abkhazia based on the harmonization of the laws. The agreement expands the agreement on alliance and strategic partnership of November 24, 2014.

The Georgian authorities called the approval of the programme to form a common social and economic space between Russia and Abkhazia a continuation of the annexation. "This is another step towards de facto annexation, which serves the gradual integration of Georgia's inalienable regions into the military, political, economic, and social system of Russia," the Georgia's MFA declares in its statement posted on the official website on November 24.

The Russian authorities must stop destructive actions, the Georgia's MFA emphasizes.

By the conclusion of such agreements, Russia grossly violates the fundamental norms and principles of the international law, as well as the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia, the Georgia's MFA also declares in its statement.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on November 25, 2020 at 01:16 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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