The regime of Bashar al-Assad made yet another illegal move that contradicts to international law norms. Syria recognized Georgia’s occupied regions by Russia as independent states – Kakha Imnadze, Georgian Ambassador to United Nations, stated.
“Undoubtedly, the decision is propped up by the Russian regime. With the move, Syria backed ethnic cleansing and self determination. This is manipulation and geography should be the most simple way to be looked at. We have natural border between Russia and Georgia. South and North Ossetia have never existed, Communists named Samachablo and Alania Republic so. Russia continues annexation of Georgia,” Imnadze said.
Syria recognized independence of Georgia’s two occupied regions – Abkhazia and South Ossetia on May 29. Georgia launched procedures for suspension of diplomatic relations with Syria.