Helsinki Commission: We stand with Georgian people against Russia's brutal colonialism
Helsinki Commission: We stand with Georgian people against Russia's brutal colonialism

Fourteen years ago, Russia’s violently imperial designs were laid bare for the world to see in Georgia, Helsinki Commission wrote on Twitter on the 14th anniversary of the 2008 Russia-Georgia war.

“Fourteen years ago, Russia’s violently imperial designs were laid bare for the world to see in Georgia. After launching an assault on false pretexts, Russia’s forces ethnically cleansed tens of thousands, committed wanton destruction, and today occupy 20% of Georgian territory.

We stand with the Georgian people against Russia’s brutal colonialism. As Russia continues its occupation and commits genocide in Ukraine, we call on Georgia’s government to work with its Western strategic partners to stop Russian malign influence and enhance regional security,” a statement by Helsinki Commission reads.

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