Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs on Russian Recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Micheál Martin TD, has condemned today’s decision by Russia to recognise the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
The Minister said: “This deeply regrettable decision is contrary to the principles of Georgia’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity. Moreover, it can only complicate the urgent task of finding political solutions to the acute difficulties in the region and to the wider international tensions which have developed over the past weeks.”
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