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President of Georgia does not willingly express opinions on the separatist regions

Summary of Disinformation

The new president of Georgia does not willingly express opinions on issues such as separatism prevailing in a large area of the country; the existence of problems like Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and the need to restore the territorial integrity of the country.

Disproof

Quite opposite to the claim made in the article, Georgian President Salome Zourabishvili recently stated that Russia's decade long military occupation of South Ossetia and Abkhazia has failed to break the national will to maintain sovereignty and achieve European Union and NATO accession. "It's a victory for Georgia and not for Russia."

“In recent years, we have gone through similar tragedies. We are now experiencing what it means for our country’s territories to be occupied – what it means to have our country’s territorial integrity violated,” Zurabishvili said in her meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.

Russia was an “occupying power”, and the biggest concern was “that it’s unpredictable”, she said.

See here for other disinformation cases about Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

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Reported in: Issue 149
Date: 01.05.2019
Language: Azerbaijani
Country: Russia, Georgia
Keywords: Abkhazia, South Ossetia
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Baki xeber
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