Russian forces guarantee for peace in South Caucasus: Russian representatives to NATO
Kazakhstan, Astana, June 25 / Trend , K. Konirova/
Russian forces are guarantee for peace in the South Caucasus, Russian permanent representative to NATO Dmitry Rogozin said to Trend as a part of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council forum.
"If to eliminate all speculations on this issue, there is no guarantee for non-resumption of war in the South Caucasus, but presence of Russian forces," Rogozin said.
Forum of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council is underway in Astana at the moment.
He said discussions in the UN Security Council on extending UN mission were not fruitful.
"My counterparts from Georgia tried to add a reference on territorial integrity of Georgia to the resolution," Rogozin said. "But I said at the Russia -NATO council that Western diplomats do not want to admit the fact that took place - recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia,"
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. In late August, Russia recognized independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. In response, Tbilisi severed diplomatic ties with Moscow and announced the two break-away regions to be occupied lands.