Poland supports EU mission observer expansion in Georgia
Georgia, Tbilisi, 27 April / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
Poland has supported expanding the number of EU mission observers in Georgia, head of the National Security Bureau of Poland Stanislaw Koziej who is on an official visit to Georgia said.
He stressed that, apart from increasing the number of observers, it is also necessary to allow the EU monitoring mission (EUMM) to visit the occupied territories.
The de facto Foreign Ministry of separatist authorities of Abkhazia has earlier expressed distrust to EU observers and declared EUMM head Andrzej Tyszkiewicz "persona non grata".
The so-called Foreign Minister of breakaway republic says that Tyszkiewicz, a party to the negotiation process in the format of the Geneva talks and the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM), ignores the requests and appeals of the Abkhaz side.
"It's necessary to expand the number of observers to increase the effectiveness of the mission, and at the same time restriction of movement of observers or heads of mission in its area of action is inadmissible," Koziej told reporters in Tbilisi.
The Geneva talks were convened after the armed conflict in Georgia in August 2008, in accordance with the Ceasefire Agreement of 12 August.
Military actions were launched in the Georgian territory, South Ossetia on Aug.8 in 2008. Later the Russian troops occupied the Tskhinvali city 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 two unrecognized republics as the occupied territories.