Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov. 1 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
Georgia had taken an obligation on the nonuse of force numerously, Georgian Reintegration Minister Temur Yakobashvili said at the meeting on restoring the country's territorial integrity.
Georgia took the obligation under the Sarkozy-Medvedev agreement, he said today.
"The agreement on the nonuse of force with puppet regimes means that we indirectly recognize these regimes," he said. "Russia is trying to achieve this. They want to divert attention from important issues with talks about the obligation on the nonuse of force."
Yakobashvili added that Georgia will sign a document on the nonuse of force only with Russia under international guarantees.
A large-scale military action began in the breakaway republic of South Ossetia on Aug. 8, 2008. Georgian troops entered Tskhinvali. Later Russia's troops occupied the city and drove the Georgian military into Georgia proper. In late August, Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. In response, Tbilisi severed diplomatic relations with Moscow and declared the two breakaway republics as occupied territories.
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