Finnish Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb, current chairman of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), said Tuesday that Russia "violates fundamental OSCE principles" by recognizing two Georgian separatist regions, dpa reported.
Condemning Moscow's decision to accept the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, Stubb said "Russia should follow OSCE principles by respecting the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia."
A special meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council has been called for Wednesday, a spokesperson of the Vienna-based organization said.
Stubb also called on Russia to withdraw its troops from Georgia immediately, and to implement the ceasefire.
"The international community cannot accept unilaterally established buffer zones," added Stubb, whose country holds the rotating OSCE chairmanship.
In the coming days, the OSCE will deploy twenty additional military monitors to Georgia to observe the ceasefire. The 56-country organization plans to upgrade this observer mission to a total of 100 officers after deciding on where in Georgia they will be stationed.