Statement of the MFA of the Republic of Abkhazia
On the 16th of November NATO Parliamentary Assembly passed the resolution which terms Abkhazia and South Ossetia as occupied regions, underlines its commitment with Georgian Strategy On Occupied Territories and expresses its concerns by the humanitarian situation in the region.
Abkhazian side soundly considers such politically committed interpretation of the situation as another open demonstration from NATO’s side of its pro Georgian position. NATO is an organization which has been conductive to the intensive militarization of Georgia for many years and has supported the revenge attitudes of the Georgian authorities which resulted in the events of August 2008 in South Ossetia.
By terming Abkhazia and South Ossetia as occupied territories and Russian forces located at the republics based on the two-side agreement as occupation troops NATO is trying to revise the results of the August war and give them a new meaning.
The NATO position and resolution do not cover the historical consistency of the conflict between Georgia and Abkhazia by which it regrets the fact that after the USSR collapse Republic of Abkhazia as well as the former Soviet Republic of Georgia has become the sovereign countries according to the international norms.
Following to the NATO logical chain, Georgia where the US regime has been established long time ago can be also termed as the occupied territory as well as the other countries where the US and its allies locate their military bases.
Summing up the above, Abkhazian side based on the preconceived and biased appraisals of NATO have the reasons to consider this organization as officially pro Georgian and, therefore, not capable to make a positive contribution to the settlement of the conflict between Georgia and Abkhazia, so it is a factor of the tension in a region.
Source: MFA Abkhazia