Unfortunately, the Government of Georgia cannot overcome its “phantom pains” and cannot accept the geopolitical reality that has been created in the region since August 2008, – the so-called ministry of foreign affairs of occupied Tskhinvali (“South Ossetia”) said in response to the speech of the Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Garibashvili, at the 78th session of the UN General Assembly.
“The Ossetian people, who have repeatedly experienced the ‘peace-loving’ attitude of Georgia, perfectly understand the true meaning and value of such words. We once again confirm South Ossetia’s stable course in the direction of strengthening friendly relations with the Russian Federation, which is a guarantee of peace and security,” reads the statement of the so-called ministry of foreign affairs of occupied Tskhinvali.
Former so-called leader of occupied Tskhinvali Eduard Kokoity also responded to Irakli Garibashvili’s statement, saying that he either “has a problem with perception of reality, or lives in his own imaginary world”.
“Garibashvili simply does not understand that Ossetians, Abkhazians and Russians have their own big family, where they are guided by traditional values, where they respect and love each other,” Kokoity wrote on Telegram.
Irakli Garibashvili, during his speech at the 78th session of the UN General Assembly, said that Russia “still occupies 20 percent of the territory of Georgia”. He addressed the Abkhazians and Ossetians with the following words: “The enemy of our unity is our common enemy.”