“Russian military presence hinders regulation of conflicts in Georgia and Moldova,” GUAM

Politics Materials 5 November 2005 14:22 (UTC +04:00)

The Russian military presence hinders regulation of the conflicts in Georgia and Moldova, Trend reports referring to the joint statement spread by the delegation of the GUAM countries (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova) adopted at the meeting of the OSCE Standing Council in Vena on Thursday.

The representatives of the GUAM countries consider that the withdrawal of the Russian troops from Georgia and Moldova under the decision of the Istanbul summit of the OSCE in 1999 will speed up regulate political, economic and safety problems, as well as lighten the coming into the force of the adapted agreement on ordinary armed forces of Europe.

“Democratization and demilitarization of the separatist regions is the most reliable way on the way to restoration of territorial integrity of the countries, consolidation of their independence and sovereignty, the statement says. The statement mentioned significant importance of the NATO support in the achievement of the goals.