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The US called for the withdrawal of Russian troops from Georgia

The US called for the withdrawal of Russian troops from Georgia

The United States of America has called on Russia to withdraw its troops from Georgian territory that was captured in the August 2008 war. This is reported by the United States government's Twitter account.

“12 years ago, Russia invaded Georgia, killing hundreds and expelling tens of thousands of people from their homes. Russia still occupies 20% of the territory of Georgia. We call on Russia to withdraw its troops and fulfill its obligations under the 2008 ceasefire agreement, ” the official.

Russian troops invaded Georgia on August 8, 2008. As a result of the war, the Kremlin established its control over the separatist regions of Georgia — Abkhazia and North Ossetia, which proclaimed themselves “independent states.” The “independence” of these separatist regions was recognized by Russia and several other states loyal to Moscow. The United States, the European Union, and other UN members demand that Moscow respect Georgia's territorial integrity.

In turn, in July of this year, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced that it was demanding that Georgia “stop provocations” in the self-proclaimed Abkhazia and Ossetia. Despite the conduct of the war by Russia, the President of Georgia stated that the Russian Federation was unable to achieve its goal of changing the course of the country.

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