TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian parliament on Wednesday asked the international community to use every kind of means to stop the military actions and aggression in Ukraine, to deescalate the situation and handle humanitarian concerns.
This is the third Ukraine support resolution; the previous ones were passed by parliament on January 23 and March 6.
The latest resolution condemns the aggression against a sovereign Ukraine and calls on the Russian Federation to refrain from any kind of attempt to resolve a political or economic disagreement through violence.
The resolution says that there might be further escalation of tension and a large scale military confrontation between the two states, which endangers regional and international peace and stability.
The parliament expresses concern about the increasing number of civilians victims, the increased number of homeless people and IDPs and despite a number of warnings and negotiations, Russia continues violating internationally recognized norms and principles as it continues regarding Georgia after the war of August, 2008.
Parliament of Georgia expresses solidarity with the government and people of Ukraine and confirms its firm support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. It supports the efforts of the international community and the government of Ukraine to resolve the crisis through negotiations and asks the international community to use every kind of means to stop the military actions and aggression in Ukraine, to deescalate the situation and handle humanitarian concerns.
Parliament also calls on NATO and EU to take effective measures to strengthen Ukraine’s security, and that of Georgia and Moldova, and with this as a goal, accelerate their integration in the Euro-Atlantic system.
The text of resolution was prepared by the Georgian Dream coalition and was passed by 81 votes out of 150. None voted against, but the National Movement abstained, saying that it in fact doesn’t show the real problem and doesn’t make any connection with the occupation of Georgia. The resolution also doesn’t mention sanctions against Russia.
Akaki Minashvili, MP from UNM, said the National Movement doesn’t support it because it doesn’t mention anything about the personal responsibility of Vladimir Putin and nothing about military support to Ukraine.
“We don’t want a resolution just to have a resolution, we want an action document.”