Аԥсны Аҳәынҭқарра Адәныҟатәи
аусқәа рминистрра

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the
Republic of Abkhazia

Comment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Abkhazia

Comment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Abkhazia
21 September 2017 691
Speaking at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, the leaders of Poland, Slovakia, Turkey, Lithuania and Estonia made a number of statements condemning human rights violations and encroachment on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia.

Once again we have to state that the leaders of European countries remain in captivity of their own political illusions and continue to be guided by the propaganda stamps imposed by Georgia on the world community. It is disappointing that such politicized and one-sided assessments are regularly heard from Western high-level politicians who have rather superficial conception about political, legal and historical aspects of the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict.

We would like to remind you that Georgia, which the Slovakian president included in the family of European countries, in 1992 committed direct aggression against Abkhazia, having committed genocide and ethnic cleansing of the multinational people of Abkhazia. European leaders should also not forget that former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, backed by Western support, issued an order in August 2008 to attack the town of Tskhinval, intending to wipe it off the face of the earth.

The decisive actions of the Russian Federation in 2008, thanks to which the peoples of South Ossetia and Abkhazia have been saved from total extermination, are unequivocally condemned by the President of Lithuania and considered as violations of the UN Charter, while numerous attempts by Georgia to implement takeover of Abkhazia by force and annihilate the local population are not characterized as a flagrant violation of the fundamental norms of international law and are not condemned by the representatives of the international community.

The speeches of the leaders of Turkey, Poland and Estonia who condemned the so-called occupation of Georgia, were made in a similar vein, while ignoring the aggressive nature of Georgia's policy towards Abkhazia and its people.

It is noteworthy that unilateral approaches and practice of double standards are manifested in the European countries themselves, which under various threats deny the realization of the fundamental rights of their own citizens. Recently it became known that in Spain the police arrested the Catalan politicians who are supporters of the forthcoming referendum on independence in Catalonia. Having officially declared the priority of the fundamental human freedoms, the Spanish authorities in fact are not ready to respect these rights even with regard to their own citizens.

The statements made at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly once again openly demonstrated the unwillingness of the international community to take into account the just position of the people of Abkhazia, who, in the hardest struggle, defended their legitimate right to independent and free development. The disdainful attitude on the part of world leaders towards the opinion of the whole people does not contribute to a fair resolution of existing contradictions between Abkhazia and Georgia.

Proceeding from the foregoing, we once again draw the attention of the UN Secretary-General to the need to create a mechanism for the participation of representatives of the Republic of Abkhazia in the work of the United Nations profile structures. Bringing the position of the Republic of Abkhazia from the high rostrum of the UN to a broad international audience would help to create the conditions for an equitable dialogue between Abkhazia and Georgia and gradual resolution of the Georgian-Abkhaz contradictions.

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