Monitors strongly condemn recognition by Syria of Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia

The co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of Georgia, Kerstin Lundgren (Sweden, ALDE) and Titus Corlatean (Romania, SOC), have strongly condemned the recognition by the Syrian authorities of the Georgian regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

“This action by the Syrian authorities, clearly in return for Russia’s military support for the Assad regime, violates fundamental principles of international law. We reiterate our full support for Georgia’s territorial integrity and inviolability of its borders”, said the co-rapporteurs.