Continued occupation of Georgian territory is a stark reminder of the need for partnerships with our democratic allies, writes US Congressman John Katko on the occasion of the 12th anniversary of the Georgia-Russia war.
“This week marks the 12th anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Georgia. The subsequent annexation and continued occupation of Georgian territory is a stark reminder of the need for partnerships with our democratic allies abroad, many of whom depend on US assistance in combating hostile nations. While we should not have to remind the world of the need to respect the sovereignty, unfortunately, we must as acts of aggression and occupation continue around the world.
Russia’s invasion took place not only the battlefield but also in cyberspace, where they launched cyberattacks to target critical infrastructure and communications, significantly delaying Georgia’s response and capabilities. As we reaffirm our commitment, we should also focus on preventing similar attacks by helping bolster our allies’ preparedness”, - twitted Republican Congressman.