Commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the war in Georgia (6 August 2018)

Ten years after the armed conflict between Georgia and Russia, France reaffirms its attachment to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognized borders and calls on Russia to fully implement the commitments to which it subscribed on August 12, 2008.

The unilateral recognition of the self-proclaimed authorities of the separatist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia challenges the sovereignty of Georgia and is a violation of its internationally recognized borders.

The militarization of these regions, as well as the obstacles to the adoption of trust-building measures and the strengthening of relations between these regions and the rest of Georgia are unacceptable and are obstructing the desired reconciliation between all of the country’s inhabitants.

France will continue to take action to promote a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Georgia, based on the rules and fundamental principles of international law in order to secure the full implementation of the provisions of the cease-fire agreement of August 12, 2008.