Dichiarazioni ufficiali sulla situazione in Georgia
Che quello dell'agosto 2008 fosse conflitto annunciato se non addirittura un'aggressione premeditata è dimostrato anche dalle dichiarazioni dei rappresentanti delle principali organizzazioni internazionali nei mesi precedenti la guerra.
REPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS OBSERVER MISSION IN GEORGIA ON THE INCIDENT OF 20 APRIL INVOLVING THE DOWNING OF A GEORGIAN UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE OVER THE ZONE OF CONFLICT.
Dichiarazione dell'Assemblea Generale
GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADOPTS RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING RIGHT OF RETURN BY REFUGEES,INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS TO ABKHAZIA, GEORGIA.
- Presidenza dell'Unione Europea
EU ministers in Georgia for a peaceful resolution of conflicts and endorsement of its territorial integrity and sovereignty.
Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union on Georgia.
- Il Parlamento Europeo
MEPs debate the situation in Georgia amid escalating tension in the region.
Statement by the Delegation of the United States on Events in Abkhazia , Georgia.
Statement by the Delegation of Canada on Events in Abkhazia , Georgia.
Statement by the Delegation of Switzerland on Events in Abkhazia , Georgia.
Statement by the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union on recent incidents in Abkhazia , Georgia.
Statement by the Delegation of Norway on recent incidents in Abkhazia , Georgia.
Dichiarazione del Segretario Generale della NATO su Abkhazia e Ossezia del sud.
"I am deeply concerned by the actions Russia has taken to establish legal links with the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
NATO Allies, at their recent Summit in Bucharest, reiterated their support for the territorial integrity, independence and sovereignty of Georgia. The Russian steps undermine that sovereignty. I urge the Russian Federation to reverse these measures, and call on the Georgian authorities to continue to show restraint."
Dichiarazioni di altre nazioni
- Il Dipartimento di Stato degli Stati Uniti d'America
Remarks With Georgian Foreign Minister Davit Bakradze Before Their Meeting
Secretary Condoleezza Rice
- Il Senatore degli Stati Uniti d'America John McCain
STATEMENT BY JOHN MCCAIN ON THE INAUGURATION OF RUSSIAN PRESIDENT DMITRY MEDVEDEV
"I sincerely hope the beginning of the Medvedev presidency will also be the beginning of a new era for Russia and for U.S.- Russian relations. The next U.S. President should look forward to working closely with President Medvedev on the great issues of our day. Americans and Russians share a common interest in a prosperous global economy and mutually beneficial free trade. We share common interests in addressing climate change, the careful use of our natural resources and countering radical Islamic extremism. And we share a common interest in non-proliferation and nuclear arms reduction. The United States needs to work hard to forge a productive relationship with the government and the people of Russia in these areas.
"Today, President Medvedev pledged that his greatest duty would be to develop civil and economic freedom for the Russian people. I welcome this pledge and hope President Medvedev will soon begin restoring and strengthening the institutions of democracy, including a free press and the rights of a vibrant Russian political opposition to express its views and run for office. That is what the Russian people want and deserve, and it is also what we want for Russia.
I also hope President Medvedev will take steps to ease tensions with Georgia by reversing recently announced measures that undermine Georgia's internationally - recognized sovereignty which have rightly caused great concern among our European allies. "
- Il Ministro degli Esteri della Lettonia
Foreign Minister of the Republic of Latvia expresses support for Georgia's territorial integrity.
In a telephone conversation between Foreign Minister Maris Riekstins and David Bakradze, the Foreign Minister of Georgia, on 18 April, the Ministers discussed a decision recently adopted by Russia to provide support for Georgia's separatist regions Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
In the conversation, the Latvian Foreign Minister expressed Latvia's firm support for the territorial integrity of Georgia. Latvia is of the opinion that the instruction by the President of Russia to the Government is contrary to Russia's position in the UN Security Council, where it voted for Resolution 1808 of 15 April 2008, which stands for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia. Support for one of the conflicting sides cannot encourage the settlement of these conflicts. Latvia calls on the Russian Federation to refrain from the implementation of the decision and not to take practical action, which would encourage the legitimisation of the separatist regimes of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.Latvia is carefully monitoring the progress of events relating to Georgia's separatist regions Abkhazia and South Ossetia and calls on all sides involved to avoid taking any steps and rhetoric, which could endanger a peaceful resolution of these conflicts.
MFA of the Republic of Latvia
- Dichiarazione dei Presidenti di Estonia, Lettonia, Lituania e Polonia
Declaration by the Presidents of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland after the meeting with the President of Georgia.
The Presidents of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland having met with the President of Georgia at the Energy Summit in Kiev are welcoming the successful conduct of parliamentary elections in Georgia and reiterating their full support to the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia within internationally recognized borders.
The Presidents are expressing their deep concern about the escalation of tension in the conflict areas in Georgia before and during the course of parliamentary elections.
The Presidents of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland:
- Note that the existing peacekeeping formats in Abkhazia and South Ossetia fall short of implementing their primary mandate assigned by the UN and the OSCE;
- Agree in the need to hold a thorough and serious debate in the EU fora, including the forthcoming European Council meeting;
- Ask their respective governments to request the EU Presidency and Troika to discuss the situation in the region and the peacekeeping activities conducted by the Russian Federation, at the forthcoming EU-Russia Summit in Khanty-Mansiysk this June.
- Rappresentante Speciale del Regno Unito per il sud del Caucaso
Sir Brian Fall, UK Special Representative for the South Caucasus
“ Russia is openly siding with the separatists, calling into question Russia 's facilitator role… Georgia understandably views the instructions as a provocation and a serious challenge to its sovereignity and territorial integrity.”
“This move, coupled with Russia 's recent lifting of CIS sanctions that opens the possibility for military assistance to Abkhazia, has significantly increased tensions in an already volatile region. In this regard, we expect Russia to live up to its recent assurances that Russia will abide by its international commitments and responsibilities not to supply weapons to conflict zones and to maintain Russian sanctions on the transfer of military services and equipment to separatist regions.”