Russia should respect internationally recognized borders of Georgia, - President of NATO PA


It should also withdraw its troops from Georgia's occupied areas.

Censor.NET reports citing IPN quoting President of NATO PA Paolo Alli.

Alli congratulated Georgia on its independence day and reaffirmed NATO AP's "strong support to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia in its internationally recognized borders" and condemned "the continuous illegal occupation of the Abkhazia and South Ossetia regions of Georgia, grave large-scale violations of human rights in the occupied regions, restrictions of freedom of movement across the Administrative Boundary Line, the continued violation of a six-point ceasefire agreement by the Russian Federation and steps taken towards the defacto annexation of these regions by Russia as well as extensive military build-up in these territories, which pose a serious threat to broader regional peace and security," the report reads.

Read more: NATO urges Russia to withdraw troops from Abkhazia and South Ossetia

In the document, NATO PA calls upon the Russian Federation:

a. to respect the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognised borders, reverse the recognition of Georgia's occupied regions as independent states and withdraw its military forces from these territories;
b. to fulfil its obligations vis-à-vis Georgia and abide by international law;
c. to reciprocate Georgia's unilateral pledge not to use force and refrain from any provocative and aggressive steps towards Georgia;
d. to facilitate the access of international human rights observers to the regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n441754