GPB
104.5 FM

SEARCH NEWS BY DATE

Georgian Foreign Ministry calls on Russia to stop destruction of cultural monuments

Publish Time 2017-01-11 10:03:00 Update Time 2017-01-11 12:18:00


Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia calls on the Russian Federation to stop destruction of cultural monuments across the occupied territories. 

According to the statement released by the Foreign Ministry, the Russian and Abkhaz media reported that on January 3, the Russian occupation forces destroyed the multilayer archeological and architectural monument in the Gulripshi village of Tsebelda, the ruins of a church and also the mid-XX century Polish cemetery.

The Georgian Foreign Ministry calls on the international community, UNESCO and other international organizations to assess the illegal actions of the Russian Federation.

"The Russian Foreign Ministry condemns another act of destruction of historical and cultural heritage by the occupying force and regards it as an act against the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity. The Ministry calls on the Russian Federation to stop damaging and destructing cultural monuments in the occupied territories. These illegal activities once again refer to the gravest military and humanitarian situation in the occupied territories.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reminds the Russian Federation that the intentional damage to cultural heritage represents a violation of the international humanitarian law, in particular the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, as well as UNESCO Declaration concerning Intentional Destruction of Cultural Heritage.

The Ministry also calls on the international community, UNESCO and other international organizations to assess Russia's illegal actions in the occupied territories to make every effort in order to protect the historical and cultural heritage”, reads the statement.


ფოტოგალერეა
Add Your Comment below
Related
Occupied regime of Abkhazia confirms that cultural monument was damaged in Tsebelda
Occupied regime of Abkhazia confirms that cultural monument was damaged in Tsebelda
So-called Foreign Ministry of occupied Abkhazia confirms that cultural monument was damaged i
Read Story
Cultural Heritage Monument destroyed in occupied Abkhazia
Cultural Heritage Monument destroyed in occupied Abkhazia
The Russian armed forces destroyed the 19th-century church located at the Polish historical cemetery in Tsebelda village, Gulripshi distric
Read Story
Foreign Ministry explains further procedures of visa liberalization
Foreign Ministry explains further procedures of visa liberalization
Visa-free regime will take effect for the citizens of Georgia as soon as the revised regulations of the suspension mechanism come into forc
Read Story
Russian Foreign Ministry on NATO-Georgia training: Russia sees serious threat in such activities
Russian Foreign Ministry on NATO-Georgia training: Russia sees serious threat in such activities
The Russian Foreign Ministry has released a statement on the NATO-Georgia military exercises. According to the statement, Russia sees serio
Read Story
Foreign Ministry releases statement regarding earthquake in Italy
Foreign Ministry releases statement regarding earthquake in Italy
There are no Georgian citizens among victims or dead people as a result of devastating earthquake in Italy, Georgian Foreign Ministry repor
Read Story
Foreign Ministry releases statement for Georgian citizens living in Turkey
Foreign Ministry releases statement for Georgian citizens living in Turkey
Georgia’s Foreign Ministry has released a statement in relation to Turkish developments. It responds to terror attacks that occurred in sou
Read Story
Archil Gegeshidze expected at Foreign Ministry
Archil Gegeshidze expected at Foreign Ministry
Archil Gegeshidze, an Ambassador of Georgia to the United States, is expected at Georgian Foreign Ministry today to provide explanations ab
Read Story
Archil Gegeshidze to be summoned to Foreign Ministry
Archil Gegeshidze to be summoned to Foreign Ministry
Archil Gegeshidze, an Ambassador of Georgia to the United States, will be asked for provision of explanations about his recently made state
Read Story
555

News Feed