Russia continues estrangement policy towards Georgia: Georgian Ambassador to UN
Georgia, Tbilisi, June 16 / Trend , N.Kirtskhalia/
A veto on the extension of the UN mission in Georgia is part of the Russian policy, which began in August last year and means seizure of separatist regions, Georgian Ambassador to UN Kakha Lomaia told, appreciating Russia's decision to veto on prolongation of the UN mission in Abkhazia and Georgia.
10-member UN Security Council supported the extension of the mission, 4 abstained, and 1 - Russia has objected to using its veto.
"Russia has been blocking all international organizations that have a mission in Georgia since last year. This happened with the OSCE, the EU mission was not also extended. Russia is simply not satisfied with the presence international organizations in conflict zones that can provide real information about the situation there," Lomaia said
He stressed that Russia had violated the ceasefire agreement and continues to occupy the territory of Georgia - Abkhazia and South Ossetia. "Armed forces are concentrated there administrative boundaries are intensified. Russia has openly demonstrated that it does not respect the international community by using veto," the ambassador to UN said.
He stressed that this decision is a positive factor, as the UN limited mission could play a real role in Abkhazia, as the UN mission was not able to protect the ethnic cleansing of inhabitants of the Kodori Gorge of Abkhazia last year. "But we are grateful to all members of the UN mission. Who made every effort to protect the rights of citizens in the conflict zone," he said.
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