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Georgian Parliament to Discuss Resolutions against Russia BY NIA PATARAIA

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n March 1, Georgian Parliament received two resolution projects, both of which find the Federation of Russia responsible for Archil Tatunashvili’s death. One resolution was provided by the Georgian Dream party and the other by European Georgia. According to the resolution formulated by European Georgia, sanctions against Russia should be deliberately and carefully put into action. The resolution itself requires making the “OtkhozoriaTatunashvili list”. Sanctions will affect those who

are found guilty for kidnapping and taking the lives of Georgian citizens under Russian military occupation. They should not be able to travel, perform banking activities or benefit from any privilege given to them by Georgia. Yet the majority of Georgian Parliament is pushing for a softer policy. The resolution presented by Georgian Dream suggests allowing the EUMM monitors to enter South Ossetia and Abkhazia according to the Six Point Ceasefire Agreement. As stated in the resolution, Russia should stop its destructive actions and be effectively involved in the Geneva International Talks. Other opposition political parties like United National Movement strongly support the stricter policy and sanctions against Russia.

OSCE Reacts to Tatunashvili Case

BY NIA PATARAIA

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n March 1, a Georgian delegation reported to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) about the latest incidents in the region of Tskhinvali by which, under the Russian illegal occupation policy, two Georgian citizens were arrested and one killed. The representative of Georgia in the OSCE spoke about the unacceptable conditions affecting human rights throughout the occupied territories. The Georgian delegation condemned Russia’s offensive actions which “interfere in relations between the two countries,” Furthermore, the

Georgian delegation called on the international community to take necessary measures regarding the Tskhinvali de facto authority’s refusal to return the body of Archil Tatunashvili to Georgia proper. Supporting statements were made by the EU, US and Moldova representatives in the OSCE. The delegations found Russia’s actions unacceptable and incorrect. The EU announced that EU Monitoring Missions will be a great contribution to solving the Tatunashvili case. The EU once more expressed its unwavering view on Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The US called for Russia to fulfill its obligations under the 2008 Ceasefire Agreement and withdraw its troops before the conflict worsens, and guarantee access to humanitarian aid in these regions.

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March 6 - 8, 2018

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March 6 - 8, 2018

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