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Georgian delegation to PACE accuses Swiss MP of lobbying Russian interests

Politics Materials 26 January 2011 15:11
Switzerland’s delegation to PACE has not yet presented an individual report on Russia's fulfillment of its obligations, Chiora Taktakishvili, a member of the Georgian Delegation to the CoE, told Georgian TV.
Georgian delegation to PACE accuses Swiss MP of lobbying Russian interests

Georgia, Tbilisi, Jan.26 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /

Switzerland's delegation to PACE has not yet presented an individual report on Russia's fulfillment of its obligations, Chiora Taktakishvili, a member of the Georgian Delegation to the CoE, told Georgian TV.

The report should have been discussed at yesterday's meeting of the PACE Monitoring Committee, but Swiss MP Andreas Gross only delivered an oral report.

"Unfortunately, there are some MPs who turn a blind eye to the fundamental principles of the CoE and prefer political benefits," Taktakishvili said.

The report was expected to be ready by spring. This is an unprecedented case in the history of the CoE, he said.

Last year, when Georgia demanded the deprivation of Russia's the right to vote in the CoE, Gross wrote an acquittal report for Moscow.

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.

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