Russia challenges Council of Europe: Georgian MP

Politics Materials 27 January 2009 12:54 (UTC +04:00)

Georgia, Tbilisi, Jan. 27 / Trend , N.Kirtzkhalia/

Russia said it did not intend to fulfill the Council of Europe's recommendations at a previous session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).

Deputy Chairman of the Georgian parliament Levan Vepkhvadze told journalists that Russia's position is a challenge to the Council of Europe.

PACE is currently arranging tomorrow's debates on the issue. The committee meeting will take place on Jan. 27 and focus on examining a resolution project on Georgia and Russia. The document indicates that Russia has not fulfilled the recommendations of the previous resolution.

The resolution adopted at the previous PACE meeting was unbiased and acceptable for Georgia, Vepkhvadze said, adding that he hoped a new resolution will be drafted in the same spirit.

"Russia impudently says it will not fulfill the recommendations. This is a definite challenge to Council of Europe," Vepkhadze said.