CIS Executive Committee Concerns with Recent Developments in South Ossetia

Politics Materials 13 August 2008 10:22 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 14 August / Trend corr. R.Novruzov /The CIS Executive Committee is concerned with the recent developments in the South Ossetia. This was told Trend by Sergey Lebedev, head of the Executive Committee.

"Negotiations are necessary to hold in such a situation. Peace ways to regulate the conflict stands as a priority," Lebedev said.

According to Lebedev, CIS Executive Committee has positively evaluated the ceasefire regime achieved on 12 August.

Large-scale military operations commenced in the unrecognized South Ossetia republic in the early morning of 8 August. Georgian Army was reported to enter Tskhinvali on 9 August. The city is destroyed and the one hospital damaged. Over 34,000 refugees left the country. S. Ossetia informs of 1,600 dead. Over 10 Russian peacekeepers killed and 150 wound.

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