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Statement of the Presidium of the Baltic Assembly
On the Russian Federations proposal on a so called «Draft Treaty on Alliance and Integration.’

The Baltic Assembly expresses its deep concern over the Russia-elaborated and imposed so called «Treaty on Alliance and Integration» with Georgian region of Abkhazia. We reiterate our full support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognised borders

We underline that such measures violate territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia and contradicts the principles of international law, OSCE pniciples and Russia’s international commitments made in 2008. Actions by the Russian Federation will entail imminent implications on the security and stability on the ground and wider region and will not contributet o the peaceful resolution of the Russia-Ceorgia conflict.

The Baltic Assembly calls on the Russian Federation to stop provocative actions against Georgia, withdraw the so called draft «treaty»and to fulfil its obligations under the ceasefire agreement of 12 August 2008 and its subsequent implementing measures of 8 September 2008, including the constructive participation in the Geneva International Discussions and free access of the EUMM to the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia. We also reiterate the call for unhindered access for humanitarian organisations to these regions.

Riga, 24 November 2014