Statement of the Georgian Foreign Ministry regarding the first anniversary of Crimea's annexation

The Georgian Foreign Ministry once again reconfirms that it does not recognize the 16 March 2014 Crimea referendum conducted in violation of the universally recognized norms and principles of international law, under pressure from Russian armed forces and with complete disregard for the Ukrainian Constitution and national laws.

The Georgian Foreign Ministry condemns the aggression against the sovereign state and changing the borders by force, which poses a big threat not only to the regional but also to the international security and stability. The Ministry underlines the importance of the consolidated position of the international community and stresses the significance of activating the international security measures to prevent the aggression Georgia has also faced in the past.

The Georgian Foreign Ministry reaffirms its support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders.

Tbilisi, 17 March 2015