"Several thousand Russian soldiers, the entire garrison, are stationed in these areas. Plus the FSB forces. The inhabitants are in a dramatic situation because in 2019 this demarcation line was locked by the Russians and only in exceptional cases can you go to the other side. There are still about 40,000 people living there, before the war in 2008 it was 100,000 Georgians. They all are in a very difficult situation. The Russians want to call this area "a country" but it is not a separate country after all.

In places like this you can see that Russia is not a normal country but an aggressor. This requires action by the international community. Next year, Poland takes the chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. We will deal with it as in the same we will raise it at the forum of the UN General Assembly." stated the Polish president in his speech.