Russia Supports Sending OSCE Observers to Caucasus: Russian Foreign Ministry

Politics Materials 8 September 2008 15:20 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 8 September/ Trend / Russia supports OSCE decision to send a group of observers to Caucasus, Andrei Nesterenko, official representative of Russian Foreign Ministry said in a briefing in Moscow, Vesti TV channel reported.

" Russia is sorry that EU foreign ministers did not assess the reasons of the crisis in Caucasus. Moscow is against deployment of autonomous mission of European Union in Tbilisi," Nesterenko said. There are a lot of people supporting development of EU-Russia relations, he said.

At the night of 8 August, large-scale military operations were launched in the self-declared South Ossetia republic. The Georgian troops entered Tskhinvali. Later the Russian troops entered the city and drove the Georgian forces back to the Georgian territory.

On 12 August, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced that he has decided to end operations to compel Georgia to peace.