Speaking from the rostrum of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Nikoloz Samkharadze condemned Russia’s bombing of Ukraine’s civilian infrastructure, including energy facilities.
“The bombing of civilian infrastructure and energy facilities is aimed at creating a humanitarian catastrophe in Ukraine. This attempt by Russia is very similar to the scenario it implemented in the occupied territories of Georgia, where it created a humanitarian catastrophe in the form of preventing up to 250,000 ethnic Georgians from returning to their homes. Georgian children are not given the right to education in the Georgian language, moreover, in the occupied regions there is a constant process of destruction of the Georgian heritage. Today, the Russian Federation has established an apartheid regime in the occupied regions, where ethnic discrimination against Georgians continues. This fact was confirmed by the European Court of Human Rights, where Georgia won a lawsuit against the Russian Federation. Georgia also won a lawsuit in the International Criminal Court of Georgia, according to which Russian citizens were found guilty of war crimes,” Nikoloz Samkharadze noted during his speech.
The Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Georgian Parliament spoke about the assistance provided by Georgia to Ukraine, including so that Ukraine could win disputes against the Russian Federation in international criminal courts. According to him, Georgia was the country through which Ukraine filed a lawsuit against Russia in The Hague.
“Georgia helped Ukraine, which is not a member of the International Criminal Court, file a lawsuit against Russia, and Georgia will continue to provide similar assistance to our friend Ukraine,” Nikoloz Samkharadze said.
The information is disseminated by the press service of the Parliament of Georgia.