Georgian official: Russia was unable to close Georgia’s dossier
Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct.6 / Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /
Russian deputation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe was unable to close a dossier on the war in Georgia in August 2008, and this issue will be discussed at a special conference in late 2010, Petre Tsiskarishvili, head of the Georgian delegation to PACE, leader of the parliamentary majority, said.
He said such a decision was adopted by PACE profile commission on the monitoring.
Tsiskarishvili noted that the conference will be attended by representatives of Russia and Georgia, PACE Chairman Mevlut Cavusoglu, the Council of Europe High Commissioner Thomas Hammamberg, as well as the former Head of EU fact finding commission into the South Ossetia war in 2008, Heidi Tagliavini.
Tsiskarishvili said that, despite the Russian MPs' efforts, the committee didn't even review their proposal for the invitation of representatives of the separatist Georgian regions - Abkhazia and South Ossetia to the planned discussion.
"The conference will once again discuss non -fulfillment of PACE's three resolutions by Russia. While Georgia has fulfilled all the obligations, Moscow continues to ignore them and this issue concerns the PACE deputies, who are concerned about this attitude of Russia to PACE resolutions," Tsiskarishvili said.
He stressed that the Russian MPs are trying by all means and measures to stop the discussion of the Georgian-Russian dossier. "However, their attempts were rejected, and we believe that PACE will demand implementation of resolutions adopted by it," he said.
Military actions were launched in the unrecognized republic of South Ossetia in August 2008. Georgian troops entered Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia and later Russian troops occupied the city and drove the Georgian military back to Georgia. Russia recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia on Aug. 26 and established diplomatic relations with them on Sept. 9, 2008.