On the tenth anniversary of the Russian aggression against Georgia, we want to remind the world about the violation of the independence of Georgia, about the tragedy of thousands of families driven from their homes, hundreds of dead and wounded, said Monday the Minister of foreign Affairs of Poland Jacek Czaputowicz.
The head of Polish diplomacy is paying a visit to Georgia along with Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko, and the foreign ministers of Lithuania and Latvia, Linas Linkevicius and Edgars Rinkevics. The two-day visit, which started on Monday, is in connection with the tenth anniversary of Russian aggression against that country.
At a press briefing on Monday before flying to Georgia, Czaputowicz pointed out that on August 7, 2008, Russia committed an act of armed aggression against Georgia, as a result of which more than 150,000 people were forced to flee their homes and over 400 Georgian soldiers were killed defending their country.
“Today, on the tenth anniversary of these events I am going to Georgia together with the ministers of foreign affairs of Lithuania – Linas Linkevicius, and Latvia – Edgars Rinkevics, with the aim of common remembrance of the victims of war and in a gesture of solidarity with the state and nation of Georgia. Once there we will be joined by Ukrainian Deputy Prime minister Pavlo Rozenko,” the Polish foreign minister stated.