Georgian deputation demands PACE to use additional leverage on Russia
Georgia, Tbilisi, Sept. 29 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
The Georgian deputation to the PACE requires using leverage to force Russia to fulfill commitments, Head of the Georgian delegation to the PACE, Petr Tsiskarishvili told Georgian journalists in Strasbourg.
So far, the recommendations and proposals adopted by the Council of Europe remain unfulfilled and it is well understood apart from Russia itself, Tsiskarishvili said.
"Georgia will not reconcile with the occupation of our country and if an agreement on this occasion is reached with other countries, then more diplomatic levers should be involved against Russia to make it retreat," Tsiskarishvili said.
The opposition member of the Georgian delegation to the PACE, Giorgi Targamadze, also calls on international organizations to use additional leverage on Russia. Russia did not adopt the PACE resolution, Targamadze told journalists in Strasbourg.
"I do not expect Russia to allow the international observers to work in South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Such requirements have been in previous resolutions. Least of all I believe Russia to be compliant in respect of any obligation. Their position is quite clear -- they continue to ignore the international organizations with such a policy," Targamadze said.
On Sept. 28, the PACE will discuss the issue of fulfillment of the PACE obligations by Russia and Georgia.
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