On February 26, Georgian Foreign Minister Davit Zalkaliani reaffirmed his “unequivocal support for the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders” in his capacity as the Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (CoE).
“This year marks the 6th anniversary of the illegal annexation of the autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation, and the beginning of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine,” Zalkaliani said, noting that the CoE “remains concerned by reports on the deteriorating human rights situation in Crimea, in particular as far as minorities are concerned.”
"I wish to reaffirm my unequivocal support for the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of #Ukraine within its internationally recognised borders" – David Zalkaliani, President of the Committee of Ministers https://t.co/22yJJE8KER
— Council of Europe (@coe) February 26, 2020
Wishing that this conflict could come to an end, the Georgian Foriegn Minister spoke of importance “to fully implement the Minsk agreements and to fulfil the international obligations undertaken.” “There have already been some encouraging steps, such as the new dynamics within the Normandy format and the exchange of prisoners last year,” Zalkaliani stated.