We not to make compromise damaging territorial integrity of Georgia: president

Politics Materials 12 June 2009 11:11 (UTC +04:00)

Georgia, Tbilisi, June 11 / Trend , N.Kirtskhalia/

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said that Georgia would not retreat not a whit of the country's territorial integrity and calls UN Security Council to recognize this principle. Georgia is conducting intensive consultations with partner countries to adopt a resolution on Abkhazia, which record the territorial integrity of Georgia.

"We were unhappy with the interim report of the UN Secretary General, which was subjected to blackmail by Russian and, therefore, negotiated with our partners, so that the resolution was modified. I do not remember that Georgia had the support and involvement of such high rank in the preparation of the resolution, and I can say that they directly involved one of the highest officers of our partners, he said. The President of Georgia underlined Russia is against that, which calls on Georgia to compromise, taking into account the "current realities". "We have a bad experience in 1994 when compromises turned against us in the face of Russian peacekeepers, which were later used against us," Saakashvili said.

"Our position is clear, a resolution should be adopted, which fully confirms the right of Georgia on Abkhazia and South Ossetia, refugee must return homes and reintegration of the territory to Georgia, or the technical mission of UN must be extended. We do not intend bargain on this issue with anybody. Our territorial integrity for us is above all," Saakashvili stressed.

Saakashvili informed the United States Assistant Secretary of State about the position of his country. "Unfortunately Russia is not inferior and is thinking that we would undergo blackmail and provocations, but we will be careful and make no compromise. We will continue struggling to liberate Georgia and join our territories through peaceful means," he said.
The President called three immutable principles which should be enshrined in the UN resolution - the territorial integrity, liberation and strengthening the UN mission, taking into account the introduction of an international police force

Saakashvili once again called on the opposition to cooperate and invited it to attend the next meeting of the Security Council after adoption of UN Security Council resolution on Abkhazia. "We invite the opposition together to develop our policy in relation to separatist regions," he said.