OSCE Reacts to Tatunashvili Case

On March 1, a Georgian delegation reported to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) about the latest incidents in the region of Tskhinvali by which, under the Russian illegal occupation policy, two Georgian citizens were arrested and one killed.

The representative of Georgia in the OSCE spoke about the unacceptable conditions affecting human rights throughout the occupied territories.

The Georgian delegation condemned Russia’s offensive actions which “interfere in relations between the two countries,” Furthermore, the Georgian delegation called on the international community to take necessary measures regarding the Tskhinvali de facto authority’s refusal to return the body of Archil Tatunashvili to Georgia proper.

Supporting statements were made by the EU, US and Moldova representatives in the OSCE. The delegations found Russia’s actions unacceptable and incorrect. The EU announced that EU Monitoring Missions will be a great contribution to solving the Tatunashvili case. The EU once more expressed its unwavering view on Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The US called for Russia to fulfill its obligations under the 2008 Ceasefire Agreement and withdraw its troops before the conflict worsens, and guarantee access to humanitarian aid in these regions.

Nia Pataraia

05 March 2018 15:44