We must double the pressure on Russia to force it to fully fulfill the 2008 ceasefire agreement, withdraw recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Such a statement made Steven Bigan, US Assistant Secretary of State at the online conference organized by Levan Mikeladze Foundation.
“The United States is working and will continue to work with Georgia to develop a common vision for the security of South Caucasus and Central Asia, so that the region is free from conflict and influence. The US will focus on democratic governance and economic development.
The recent violence between Azerbaijan and Armenia pointed on the necessity of conflicts’ resolution in the region. He claimed that 2008 Russia-Georgia war and Russian intrusion into Georgia served as another reminder of a facing threat”, - said Bigan.