Foreign Ministry: Georgia may sue Russia
Georgia, Tbilisi, April 4 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
If diplomatic efforts do not yield positive results in Georgia's relations with Russia, the country may have to appeal to the international court, Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze said at a press conference today.
She said the international court has already taken a decision and postponed the review of Georgia's suit.
"However, this decision does not interfere with our activity. With the help of intermediaries, we are constantly negotiating with Russia, and this process continues. We hope that diplomatic efforts will give results sooner or later. Otherwise, we will again appeal to the international court," Kalandadze said.
She said several judges in the Hague court wrote their conclusion in favor of Georgia. She said Germany's representative was among them.
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.Georgia's autonomous regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia unilaterally declared independence from Georgia after the August 2008 war