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US Government will not support Georgian occupied territories independence

By Mariam Chanishvili
Friday, May 5
According to United States (US) Budget project US Administration not allowed to support any country recognizing independence of Georgia’s occupied regions.

The project says that no funds shall be available for the assistance for the central government of a country that has recognized the independence of, or has established diplomatic relations with, the Russian occupied Georgian territories of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia.

The Secretary of State, which is the Head of the US Department of State, shall publish a list of any such central governments on the Department of State website in a time and report to the Committees on Appropriations. The Secretary of State shall also submit to the appropriate Congressional Committees a report on actions taken by the Russian Federation to further consolidate the occupation of the Georgian territories of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia.

“To do so is in the national interest of the United States, and includes a justification for such interest,” the document says.

Several chapters of the mentioned project refer to Russia.

The US Department of State and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have been tasked to develop new regulations, according to which, in case of the relocations, the Russian diplomats and diplomatic personnel will have to inform the US government in advance.

The Russian-Ukrainian issues are also mentioned. The Pentagon budget cannot be spent on any action that promotes the support of annexation of Crimea from Russia.

The document also provides the creation of special committees, whose main objective will be the confrontation of secret influences from the Russian side. The Committee will be made of the US State Department, Pentagon, FBI, US Department of Justice, the representatives of the Departments of Treasury and Energy.

The above mentioned influences may include manipulations in media, funding of agents, provocations, human rights violations, corruption, and terrorist attacks.

The US Senate will approve the document in upcoming days and later, the US President Donald Trump will sign.