21 January 2022,   12:40
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Brutal killings of ethnic Georgians, illegal detentions have become a common practice in occupied regions - Davit Zalkaliani

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia addressed the 27th OSCE Ministerial Council scheduled to take place in Tirana, Albania, but held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions.


“It is alarming to observe continued destructive and aggressive actions in Georgia and Ukraine by the Russia, breaching the territorial integrity of states, and violating the EU-mediated August 12, 2008 ceasefire agreement.


Brutal killings of ethnic Georgians, illegal detentions have become a common practice in these regions, as erecting razor fences and other physical barriers along the occupation line between the war-torn communities continued, which dramatically affected the lives of local populations.


It is particularly concerning that the international security mechanisms and the human rights monitors, including the only international mission on the ground, the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM), are prevented to enter Georgia’s Russia-occupied territories and regions”, - said Davit Zalkaliani.

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