Georgian Parliament to Discuss Resolutions against Russia

On March 1, Georgian Parliament received two resolution projects, both of which find the Federation of Russia responsible for Archil Tatunashvili’s death. One resolution was provided by the Georgian Dream party and the other by European Georgia.

According to the resolution formulated by European Georgia, sanctions against Russia should be deliberately and carefully put into action. The resolution itself requires making the “Otkhozoria-Tatunashvili list”. Sanctions will affect those who are found guilty for kidnapping and taking the lives of Georgian citizens under Russian military occupation. They should not be able to travel, perform banking activities or benefit from any privilege given to them by Georgia.

Yet the majority of Georgian Parliament is pushing for a softer policy. The resolution presented by Georgian Dream suggests allowing the EUMM monitors to enter South Ossetia and Abkhazia according to the Six Point Ceasefire Agreement. As stated in the resolution, Russia should stop its destructive actions and be effectively involved in the Geneva International Talks.

Other opposition political parties like United National Movement strongly support the stricter policy and sanctions against Russia.

Nia Pataraia

05 March 2018 15:43