Georgia: European Parliament condemns murder of Tamaz Ginturi and abduction of Levan Dotiashvili by Russian occupation forces
November 24, 2023

Georgia: European Parliament condemns murder of Tamaz Ginturi and abduction of Levan Dotiashvili by Russian occupation forces


On 23 November, the European Parliament adopted a resolution strongly condemning the murder of Tamaz Ginturi and the illegal abduction of Levan Dotiashvili and calling for a thorough investigation into this and other murders.

The resolution notes that the murder and abduction by the Russian occupation authorities took place in the village of Kirbali near the Administrative Boundary Line (ABL) on 6 November 2023, i.e. on the eve of the European Commission’s presentation of the enlargement package. On 8 November, the Commission proposed candidate country status for Georgia. 

The resolution says the Parliament fully supports Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognised borders, and strongly condemn the illegal occupation of the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali/South Ossetia by the Russian Federation

Parliament urges the Russian Federation to implement the EU-mediated 2008 Ceasefire Agreement, withdraw all occupation forces, and release all Georgian citizens in the illegal custody of the occupation regime.

MEPs also call on the Council to impose targeted sanctions on those responsible for violations of Georgian sovereignty, territorial integrity and human rights, and denounce Russian interference in the domestic politics of Georgia.

The text was adopted by 495 votes in favour, 7 against and 50 abstentions. It will be available in full here.

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