Pavlo Rozenko, along with Sozar Subari, Minister of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia, visited the occupation line in the village of Khurvaleti, that divides the Russian-occupied South Ossetia from the rest of the country.
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Thursday, November 9
Rosenko addressed the international community from the so-called border and called for tougher sanctions against Russia.
He said that Russia is to blame for the recent developments in Georgia and Ukraine, adding the situation is much graver in Ukraine, where military conflict is still underway.
“Everything has to end, and I call on the international community to intensify pressure on Russia in order to restore Georgia and Ukraine's territorial integrity," he stressed.
Georgian minister Subari expressed hope that as the Berlin Wall was demolished, the artificial barriers will be destroyed in Georgia the same way.
“The firm mutual support of the two friendly countries and of the international community is the guarantor of restoration of territorial integrity of Georgia and Ukraine,” he said.
Subari thanked Rozenko for Ukraine’s constant support towards Georgia, adding both countries are fighting a common struggle for freedom.
Prior to visiting the occupation line, Rozenko also met the Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili.
Both sides talked about the common challenges facing the two countries, and reaffirmed their mutual support for their territorial integrity and sovereignty.
Rosenko noted that it is interesting and important for Ukraine to share modern programs and reforms implemented in Georgia with regard to health, social care and IDPs support.
Ukraine's Vice Prime Minister’s official visit to Georgia concluded on November 9. The aim of the visit was to share experience Georgia has with regard to internally displaced persons.