We are dealing with on-going process, a real threat that is a daily challenge for our country and for tens of thousands of our citizens, – Ketevan Tsikhelashvili, Acting State Minister for Reconciliation and Civil Equality said at the joint sitting of Committees on Human Rights and Civil Integration, Legal Affairs, Defence and Security and Procedural Issues.
As she notes the country has been living under an open Russian occupation for 11 years and the population has to deal with many difficulties on a daily basis.
“All this shows and reminds us that we are dealing with an on-going process, a real threat that is a daily challenge for our country and for tens of thousands of our citizens. We must be very wise and principled in overcoming these challenges. This threat faces directly to about 50,000 of our citizens live in more than 100 villages across the occupation line; Up to 300,000 IDPs who are unable to return home; About 200,000 people living in occupied Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali region. In its turn, 70 percent of these regions are deserted amid growing militarization and isolation”, – said Ketevan Tsikhelashvili.