Disinfo: The Council of Europe decision declares Abkhazia’s and South Ossetia’s...

Summary

The Council of Europe decision declares Abkhazia’s and South Ossetia’s fictitious attachment to Georgia, and makes an effort to place on Russia the responsibility for Georgia’s conflict-ridden relations with these republics, which never belonged to Georgia.

Disproof

The Council of Europe reiterates its support for Georgia in this document bit.ly/2qI5BAH, . Abkhazia and South Ossetia are historically integral parts of Georgia, and also Russia has recognized them as parts of Georgia in multiple international agreements, including numerous United Nations Security Council resolutions dating back to 1993. The narrative that they never belonged to Georgia is seemingly a new one. bit.ly/2pNQ39I,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 69
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/05/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Georgia, Russia
  • Keywords: Council of Europe, Russo-Georgian War, Europe
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Disproof

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Disproof

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