Georgia, Tbilisi, 14 November / Trend , corr. N.Kirtskhalia /"Europe should retain priority on problems in Georgia," Nino Burjanadze, the head of the Democratic Development Fund, said in her appeal to the EU.
Burjandze has appealed to Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Havier Solana, José Manuel Barroso and Karel Schwarzenberg.
"If a single position of Europe and the U.S. made it possible to stop Russian tanks while approaching Tbilisi, the single force is also capable to provide the approval of six pointed agreement reached through political efforts of the French President Nicolas Sarkozy," the Georgia ex-Speaker believes.
The appeal says that at present, the Russian
military forces occupied the territory Ahalgor region, the Kodor Gorge and
"Russia has fulfilled only cease-fire and partially withdrew its troops out of six points of the agreement. The withdrawal of Russian troops from the buffer zones was an attempt to draw aside the attention of international community from the conflicting regions, to place its military contingent there. Unfortunately, this maneuver has a certain result.
Georgia was unable
to avoid a military confrontation. The international community, especially the
EU should clearly fix its position do deprive Russia from freedom of action,
Burjanadze said in the appeal.
According to the ex-Speaker, the actions of Russia are beyond the scope of "excess reaction" and it must be unequivocally condemned. According to Burjanadze, to achieve progress, the international community, including Georgia has to devote all efforts not to isolate Russia, but to launch a dialogue, as well.
"I urge you to apply more effort and take important steps in favor of Georgia, like Russia has to implement the agreement by Sarkozy-Medvedev. We demand that the regular army of Russia to leave the territory of Georgia," Burjanadze added. If the Russian-Georgian conflict will become a standard of dialogue between the EU and Russia, it will create more serious threat to the likelihood recurrence of similar incidents.
Georgian ex-Speaker considers that Georgia may only enhance its democratic perspectives through full scale interference of Europe.
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