Georgia not satisfied with Geneva talks results
Georgia is dissatisfied with the outcome of the 16th round of Geneva talks, held to discuss how tension buildup could be prevented in Caucasus.
Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister, Sergi Kapanadze, a member of the delegation, told reporters that the Russia side "questioned" the existence of a ceasefire agreement signed on August 12, 2008.
"We were ready within this document to discuss non-renewal of the fire, but the Russian side questioned the existence of the document, which means Moscow's refusal to fulfill its international obligations. This is unacceptable and the international community should not tolerate it," Kapanadze said.
Despite Georgia's position, co-chairmen of the negotiation process were satisfied with the results of the 16th round, noting the positive dynamics of the negotiation process in 2010.
Georgia's delegation at the talks was headed by the National Security Council Secretary George Bokeria. The Geneva talks were convened after an armed conflict between Georgia and Russia in August 2008.
The conflicts broke out after military actions were launched in the unrecognized republic of South Ossetia in August 2008. Georgian troops entered Tskhinvali, with Russian troops later occupying the city.
Russia, however, recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia on August 26 and established diplomatic ties with the de facto states on September 9, 2008.