26 Mar 2022 13:49

Georgia doesn't intend to resolve problem of Abkhazia, S. Ossetia in military way - parliament deputy speaker

TBILISI. March 26 (Interfax) - Georgia has no intention to resolve the issue of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in a military way, Giorgi Volski, first deputy chairman of the Georgian parliament, said on Friday.

In commenting to journalists on statements by a number of Georgian non-governmental organizations that numerous residents of Abkhazia and South Ossetia are worried that Georgia might be possibly considering the use of force to restore its territorial integrity, Volski dismissed these concerns and reiterated that Tbilisi has no such intentions.

A peace policy has no alternatives, and the Georgian authorities have not changed their position in this regard, he said.

Volski also addressed the residents of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

"Our principle is inviolable, and I'd like to tell the Abkhazes, Georgians, and Ossetians that we know the value of friendship and love, we know remission of sins, and we look into the future. We don't want to engage young people in combat actions, including over this issue. This is not in our interests, and therefore, our position is unchanged, and nothing threatens this position," he said.