Meeting of Georgian PM’s special representative with Russia’s first deputy FM postponed

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Tbilisi, Georgia, Feb. 28
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

A meeting between the Georgian Prime Minister's Special Representative Zurab Abashidze with Russia's First Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin, which was scheduled for March 4-5, has been postponed.

The meeting was postponed at the Russian side's request, Abashidze told Trend on Feb. 28.

He said a new meeting is scheduled for March 14.

During the meeting the parties, alongside with current issues, will also discuss the possibility of a meeting between the heads of Georgia and Russia.

Large scale military action was launched in South Ossetia on August 8, 2008.

Later, Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and expelled the Georgian military.

Russia recognised the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in late August.

In response, Tbilisi ended diplomatic relations with Moscow and called the two unrecognised republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.

Translated by E.A.
Edited by S.M.

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