Azerbaijan, Baku, 12 August /corr. Trend E.Tanriverdiyeva / The former President of Georgia, Eduard Shevardnadze, hopes that today's negotiations will bring to agreement between Russia and Georgia. їSituation will be clear by the end of day, not earlier, when all Presidents finish the negotiations with Russia on behalf of the European Union and come to an agreement as we hope,ї Eduard Shevardnadze told Trend on Saturday by telephone from Tbilisi.
In the early morning of 8 August, large-scale military operations commenced in the unrecognized South Ossetia Republic. The Georgian military people entered Tsinkhvali in the early morning. Later Russian troops seized Tsinkhvali and pressed Gerogian army back to the territory of Georgia.
Georgian Foreign Ministry reported that today Russian military people took up the cities of Zugdidi and Poti.
On 12 August the Presidents of five countries will arrive in Tbilisi, Secretary of Georgian National Security Council, Kakha Lomaya, briefed the media.
According to him, Tbilisi expects the Presidents of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, Poland, Lekh Kachinski, Lithuania, Valdas Adamkus, Ukraine Victor Yushenka and Estonia, Henrik Ilves, Interfax reported.
According to the former President of Georgia Shevarnadze, today much should be decided on the situation in the region. Today large group of the leaders of European Countries, the Presidents of France, Ukraine, the Baltic Presidents, will arrive, he said.
їFive State heads will come together to discuss complex situation in Georgia. I can estimate these negotiations as the dialog between the European Union and Russia and Georgia,ї said Shevarnadze.
According to Shevarnadze, all these days, the sides attempt to find some compromised solution. їYesterday negotiations were held between the Georgian and Russian sides, attempting to find compromised settlement,ї said Shevarnadze.
In the beginning of 1990, South Ossetia, having the status of autonomies within Georgia, proclaimed its independence with the support of Russia. A military conflict resulted in lost of control over the territories by official Tbilisi. The countries worldwide and international organizations have not recognized independence of South Ossetia. The peaceful negotiations for more than ten years have not yielded any results.