Recently, representatives of the Russian Federation and the occupation administration of Abkhazia agreed on the so-called "Program for the formation of a common social and economic space."
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine strongly condemns and does not recognize the adoption of this “program” and considers such actions as yet another attempt to annex the Russian-occupied territories of Georgia.
The Russian Federation continues its aggression against neighboring states and the occupation of their sovereign territories, grossly violates the principles and norms of international law, and consistently and purposefully undermines international and regional security.
These actions of the Russian Federation negatively impact the humanitarian situation in the occupied territories of Georgia, in particular significantly undermine the implementation of the UN General Assembly Resolutions adopted in 2008-2020 on the situation of internally displaced persons and refugees from Abkhazia.
Ukraine consistently supports sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia, as a strategic partner, within its internationally recognized borders. Russia must stop the process of illegal annexation of the occupied territories of Georgia and fulfill its obligations under the Ceasefire Agreement of 12 August 2008.