FM: Georgia’s objective is Russia’s commitment on non-use of force
Georgia, Tbilisi, April 2 / Trend N. Kirtzkhalia /
Georgia's primary objective is Russia's commitment on the non-use of force, Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze said at a traditional briefing today.
She commented on the results of the 19th round of Geneva talks.
She said the Georgian side attaches special importance to Russia's commitment, as the large-scale military exercises "Caucasus 2012" are planned to be held.
Kalandadze said Russian representatives told the Georgian side within the Geneva negotiations that the exercises are operative-staff in nature.
According to the Russian media, Russia prepares for the large-scale military exercises "Caucasus 2012" in the Georgian occupied regions.
The exercises will be more large-scale compared to last year.
The Geneva talks were convened after the armed conflict in Georgia in August 2008 in accordance with the Ceasefire Agreement of August 12.
Military actions were launched in the Georgian region of South Ossetia on Aug.8, 2008. Later Russian troops occupied the city of Tskhinvali and drove the Georgian military back. Russia recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in late August. In
response, Tbilisi broke off diplomatic relations with Moscow and announced the two unrecognized republics as occupied territories.