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Lithuanian Seimas passes resolution on support to Georgia

Petras Vaida, BC, Vilnius, 02.06.2010.Print version
The Seimas of Lithuania has passed a resolution on support to Georgia's territorial integrity. On Tuesday, the document was favoured by 55 MPs, 9 MPs voted against and 23 MPs abstained from voting.

In the resolution, the Seimas "recognises the integrity of the Georgian territory, including the autonomous republic of Abkhazia and the autonomous region of South Ossetia, as established in Article 1 of the Georgian Constitution, and inviolability of Georgia's state borders as laid down in Article 2 of the Constitution."


The Seimas assessed the continuing presence of Russian armed forces in Georgia and the puppet regimes in Abkhazia and South Ossetia as "illegal occupation of parts of the Georgian territory".


"The restoration of peace and security in the zone of the Russian-Georgian conflict should be guided by the following basic principles: the withdrawal of Russian armed forces from the occupied parts of the Georgian territory, negation of pseudo-governmental puppet derivatives, exclusion of force and other forms of violence, safe return of refugees and displaced persons home, the restoration of Georgian jurisdiction in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the implementation of an attractive local autonomy model in these regions corresponding to its constitution, the protection of democracy, the rule of law, respect to human rights and freedom throughout all the territory of Georgia, the active participation of international organizations in support of the implementation of these principles," the draft resolution "On situation in Georgia" says, reports LETA/ELTA.


The document calls on both conflicting sides "to facilitate the dialogue by complying with the obligations laid down in the ceasefire agreement of August 12, 2008 and abstaining from any actions that might escalate the conflict, hamper peace and the conflict solution according to the international law."

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