Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct. 19 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
The Georgian Foreign Ministry views the withdrawal of the Russian troops from the Perevi village as a step made in the right direction.
"On Oct.18, 2010 the Russian Federation withdrew its armed forces from the occupied village of Sachkhere district - Perevi. The de-occupation of each village is of outmost importance for Georgia and especially for the population residing in those villages. However, it should be emphasized that the withdrawal of Russian occupational forces from Perevi is just a miniscule step in comparison with commitments envisaged by the ceasefire agreement of 12 August 2008 which Russia still has to comply with," the ministry's statement reads.
However, the ministry once again reminded the international community that Russia continues to brutally violate the ceasefire agreement of 12 August 2008.
The Russian Federation still occupies 20% of the territory of Georgia, where several military bases and more than ten thousand Russian troops continue to be stationed.
The Georgian side once again calls upon Russia to respect the principles of International Law, comply with all provisions of the six-point ceasefire agreement and fully de-occupy the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia.