Europe Fulfills its Role in Georgian-Ossetin Conflict, Says French President
Azerbaijan, Baku, 21 October / Trend corr. A.Gasimova /Europe has achieved the withdrawal of Russian troops and insisted on the dialogue between Georgia and Russia after the Georgian-Ossetin conflict, Nicolas Sarkozy, the French President, said delivering a speech at the meeting of European Parliament, the Vesti channel reported.
"If Europe would not insist on the dialogue, we would fail to achieve success. We have to overcome difficulties to cut the tension in the region," the French President 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. Russia recognized Abkhazia and S. Ossetia as independent countries on 26 August. On 9 September, Russia launched diplomatic relations with Abkhazia and S. Ossetia.
" Russia's reaction in the Georgian-Ossetin conflict was disproportionately, but groundless measures were taken initially," Sarkozy said.
In due time Europe took part in falling down of the Berlin wall and we should prevent building of a new wall. "World does not need a new crisis between Europe and Russia and we must defend our ideas, respect integrity of states and human rights," the French President said.
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