The killing of Georgian civilian Tamaz Ginturi by the Russian occupation forces is another act of violence against ethnic Georgians, Georgian Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili said at the plenary session of the OSCE Council of Ministers.
"Dear colleagues, Russia's war against Georgia was the first attempt to forcefully change the borders of a sovereign country after the Cold War. For more than 15 years, Russia has continued its illegal occupation of the indivisible regions of Georgia - Abkhazia and Tskhinvali region. This is a gross violation of the principles and norms of international law.
People living in the occupied territories are victims of severe human rights violations. They are isolated by barbed wires from their agricultural lands, places of worship, they are deprived of the right to move or access basic needs.
Illegal detentions and abductions are a growing practice that puts their health and lives at risk.
Recently, the killing of Georgian civilian Tamaz Ginturi near his native village of Kirbali by the Russian occupying forces was another act of violence against ethnic Georgians," said Darchiashvili.