Georgia is not aware of content of EU report: MP
Georgia, Tbilisi, Sept. 30 / Trend , N.Kirtzkhalia/
Russia "makes" alleged "leaks" from the EU Commission report to determine reasons of war in August 2008, which allegedly states that Georgia started the conflict in South Ossetia, Chairman of the parliamentary temporary commission for the restoration of Georgian territorial integrity, Shota Malashkhia told Trend .
Today, RIA-Novosti reported with reference to the Russian Ambassador to the EU, Vladimir Chizhov, that the report of the Commission named Georgia guilty "for commencing" the conflict in the Caucasus.
The head of an independent international commission in investigation into the conflict in the southern Caucasus in August 2008, Swiss Heidi Tagliavini will send a report developed by the Commission to the authorities of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, Russian Permanent Representative to the EU, Chizhov told journalists on Sept. 30, RIA Novosti reported.
Tagliavini today has handed over a report to Chizhov as the Russian representative, as well as representatives of Georgia, EU, OSCE and UN.
"Tagliavini said that she keeps contact with representatives of the Abkhaz and South Ossetian side, and they will also receive this report. She will hand over a letter to Sukhumi and Tskhinvali, respectively," Chizhov told journalists.
"I still like the Georgian side, do not know a content of the report, therefore, I cannot comment on Chizhov's words, but I think that Russia immediately began looking for a pretext for yesterday's scandal in PACE, which have condemned Moscow over actions in Georgia and called for implementation the decision of the Council of Europe," said Malashkhia.
He stressed that Russia often resorts to such political tricks. For example, according to Malashkhia, "after the defeat at the UNGA, which adopted a resolution on the return of refugees to Abkhazia, Moscow immediately organized a recognition of the separatists in Tskhinvali and Sukhumi by Venezuela, giving it a bribe worth $2 billion for armament."
Meanwhile, the Georgian Representation to the EU, Salome Samadashvili told the Georgian television said that she has not yet received a report by the Tagliavini commission.