Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct. 20 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
The Georgian Foreign Ministry regarded the Russian Foreign Ministry's statement on the implementation of the Medvedev-Sarkozy agreement by Moscow as Russia's another cynical attempt not to fulfill its obligations under the international law.
The statement issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry said that the withdrawal of the Russian troops from the Perevi village means the Russia's non-fulfillment of the Sarkozy-Medvedev agreement has been resolved. The Russian border guards securely protect the border of South Ossetia and Abkhazia through the bilateral agreements.
"This statement is yet another cynical attempt of the Russian Federation to evade its obligations undertaken under the international law. The Russian Federation is trying to present the withdrawal of the belligerent troops from the Perevi village as full implementation of the ceasefire agreement dated Aug.12, 2008. The reality is that the 20 percent of the territory of sovereign Georgia is still under the Russian occupation and several military bases and about 10,000 troops were placed in the occupied territories. Gross violation of human rights is observed in the occupied territories and hundred thousands of refugees and IDPs cannot adequately and safely return to their homes. However, the Russian Federation continues to block entry of the international forces, including the European Union Monitoring Mission and the import of humanitarian goods to the occupied territories," the ministry stated.
Given this, Russia's efforts to present its step as the fulfillment of its commitments to international obligations, are doomed to fail, the Georgian Foreign Ministry reported.
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