…Olesya Vartanyan analyses the conflict dynamics in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the breakaway territories from Georgia recognised as independent by Russia, and explains how Washington can promote stability there.
- Olesya Vartanyan
Good afternoon, Chairman Keating, Ranking Member Kinzinger, and distinguished members of the Committee.
In recent years, international attention has focused on Russia’s efforts to keep its neighboring country, Ukraine, within its sphere of influence.
Today, at this important hearing, I will speak about the situation in another country affected by Russian policies and military actions – Georgia.