EU condemns Syria's decision to make ties with Georgian breakaway regions

imgThe European Union condemned Tuesday the decision of the Syrian regime to establish diplomatic relations with the “Georgian breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.”
The move “violates international law and the principle of territorial integrity as defined by the United Nations Charter and relevant UN Security Council resolutions,” said Maja Kocijancic, spokesperson for EU High Representative Federica Mogherini in a statement.
She noted that the EU “fully supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognised borders.”
According to media reports, Georgia has decided to cut diplomatic relations with Syria.
The Syrian state news agency SANA earlier reported that Damascus had agreed to recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia “in appreciation of the supportive positions toward the terrorist aggression against Syria.”
South Ossetia and Abkhazia have declared independence from Georgia. Russia recognized them as independent states following a short war with Tbilisi in August 2008.

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