From Civil Georgia: The Georgian government endorsed on January 27 a document – ”State Strategy on Occupied Territories: Engagement Through Cooperation” – laying out Tbilisi’s vision towards two breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

“The key element of the document is that we say no to any type of isolation of these regions; residents of those regions are residents of Georgia so we can not let isolation of these regions,” Temur Iakobashvili, the Georgian state minister for reintegration, said.

Excerpt from State Strategy on Occupied Territories (Engagement Through Cooperation): The Strategy is part of Georgia’s overarching determination to achieve the full de-occupation of Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia, reverse the process of annexation of these territories by the Russian Federation, and peacefully reintegrate these territories and their populations into Georgia’s constitutional ambit. Georgia seeks to achieve these objectives only through peaceful means and diplomatic efforts, and rejects the pursuit of a military solution. (photo: Reuters)