Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Russians block main highway

As a result of Russian aggression against Georgia, the main highway of Georgia (M-27) has been kept closed by the occupation forces of the Russian Federation for several days. They have also blocked the seaport in Poti and blasted the segment of the main railway line at Kaspi. This measure is aimed at economic isolation of Georgia and impeding connection between its regions. The transit traffic is temporarily halted and the import limited, as a result of which innocent population suffers.

Even though the Government of Georgia has sufficient economic and financial resources at its disposal to overcome these problems, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs would like to draw the attention of the international community to the fact that the Government of the Russian Federation is using military means at hand to enclose Georgia with economic blockade.

Witnessing these actions, it should be absolutely obvious to the international community that the Russian Federation chose destruction of economy with the use of military force as an instrument for implementing its foreign policy.