The US Helsinki Commission responds on Twitter to the 14th anniversary of Russia - Georgian August war.
“Fourteen years ago, Russia’s violently imperial designs were laid bare for the world to see in Georgia. After launching an assault on false pretexts, Russia’s forces ethnically cleansed tens of thousands, committed wanton destruction, and today occupy 20% of Georgian territory.
We stand with the Georgian people against Russia’s brutal colonialism. As Russia continues its occupation and commits genocide in Ukraine, we call on Georgia’s government to work with its Western strategic partners to stop Russian malign influence and enhance regional security”, - twitted the Helsinki Commission.