Only Truth Can Lead to Reconciliation between Georgia-Ossetia Conflict Sides: PACE Delegation
France, Strasbourg, 3 October /corr. Trend A.Maharramli/ Only the revelation of truth can open a way to reconciliation between the sides of the Georgia-Ossetia conflict, Luc Van den Brande, the head of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) delegation, said.
"Having realized the whole responsibility, it is important to reach the adjusted dialogue and assuming concrete measures. The actions are needed along with researches," Van den Brande said to Trend on 3 October.
According to Van den Brande, the Georgia-Ossetia conflict was publicly discussed. As a result, the resolution with clear content was adopted.
On 2 October, PACE passed the final resolution on the Georgia-Ossetia conflict. The amendments presented by Russia were rejected during the discussions. The resolution says both Georgia and Russia violated the principles and values of the Council of Europe, as well as the commitment on peace settlement of the conflict. Each side bears equal responsibility for violation of human rights.
"The necessity of carrying out of international researches to make clear the obscure moments of the crisis was fixed in the document. The guilt of both sides for the beginning of military operations should be also noted. They took a step contradicting with the obligations undertaken during joining the European Union," he said.
According to Van den Brande, recognition of the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia by Russia does not correspond with the rules of EU. He mentioned the situation with the refugees. "It is important to provide their safe repatriation to native lands so that they could live in normal conditions. EU and other international observers must be allowed to the buffer zone and to the zones in South Ossetia for this purpose."
As to the obligations stipulated in the PACE resolution, Van den Brande said execution of obligations by Russia would be monitored.