The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France issued a statement on the 15th anniversary of the August 2008 war, in which the Minister of Foreign Affairs of France Catherine Colonna noted that France reaffirms its commitment to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognized borders, 15 years after the Russian aggression against this country.
“The unilateral recognition of the self-proclaimed governments of the separatist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the militarization of these regions, as well as the creation of obstacles for relations between them and the rest of Georgia, represent an unacceptable violation of international law.
“France calls on Russia to fully comply with the commitments made on August 12 and September 8, 2008, and reiterates its support for the Geneva International Discussions platform, co-chaired by the European Union, the OSCE and the United Nations. Only this can enable the parties to work towards a common solution. France fully supports the work of the EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the Crisis in Georgia, as well as the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia,” reads the statement.