US Department of State released a statement on the 80th Anniversary of the Welles Declaration.
“The Welles Declaration is no mere historical artifact. Just as the United States never recognized the Baltic States’ forced incorporation into the Soviet Union, so it will never accept Russia’s attack on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and Georgia, through its purported annexation of Crimea, its support for destabilizing proxies in eastern Ukraine, or its occupation of Abkhazia and South Ossetia” – the statement by US Department of State reads.
At the same time, as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Davit Zalkaliani wrote on the social network, it is noteworthy that the US Department of State released a statement on the Welles Declaration, which speaks about the inadmissibility of the occupation of Georgian territories. “Grateful for the unequivocal U.S. support towards Georgia’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and the non-recognition policy. This policy, powerfully echoed in the Welles Declaration, is strong as ever and constitutes one of the main pillars of strategic partnership” – Minister wrote.