Georgia, Russia discuss moving of administrative borders of breakaway regions

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Tbilisi, Georgia, April 4

By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

The moving of borders of Georgia's breakaway regions by Russian servicemen will be discussed during the meeting with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Grigory Karasin, Special Representative of Georgian Prime Minister for Russian-Georgian relations, Zurab Abashidze said.

"This issue is always discussed during Geneva talks. And now this issue will also be particularly discussed in our meeting, although it is not under our mandate. I always highlight this issue. The meeting with Karasin hasn't been scheduled for the upcoming days, but it will take place sooner or later and we will discuss this issue depending on the situation," Abashidze said.

He couldn't specify the exact date of the meeting with Karasin, which have already been postponed two times.

Geneva talks were convened after the armed conflict in Georgia in August 2008 in accordance to the ceasefire agreement of August 12.

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 has called the two unrecognised republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.

Translated by L.Z.

Edited by C.N.

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