PACE may shelve Russian-Georgian dossier
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe may decide the future of the so-called Russian-Georgian dossier during a meeting of its monitoring committee on Wednesday, RIA Novosti reported.
Konstantin Kosachyov, the head of the International Committee at the lower chamber of Russian parliament, earlier said the dossier may be closed during the current session of PACE, which opened in Strasbourg on June 21.
He said European lawmakers leaned more and more towards the idea of preparing general and less frequent reports on relations between Russia and Georgia rather than raising the issue of the Russian-Georgian war at each session.
PACE has discussed reports on the consequences of the August 2008 Russian-Georgian war at least five times since October 2008, when PACE asked Russia to reverse its recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia but did not support radical proposals to deprive Russia of the right to vote.
Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and another Georgian republic, Abkhazia, following the five-day war in August 2008
Both Russia and Georgia are being monitored by PACE to ensure their compliance with commitments under the French-brokered ceasefire agreements.