Mikheil Saakashvili met with European Court head
Georgia, Tbilisi, Jan. 22 / Trend N.Kirtskhalia /
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and the President of the European Court of Human Rights Dean Spielmann spoke about the protection of human rights and claims against Russia at the last closed-door meeting in Strasbourg on Tuesday.
Mikheil Saakashvili visited the court during a visit to Strasbourg.
The meeting was also attended by members of the Parliament of Georgia, including Akaki Minashvili, the Georgian presidential administration informed.
After the meeting, Saakashvili told Georgian reporters that the European Court will announce a decision on Georgia's claim against Russia in the coming weeks.
"We, of course, didn't discuss the case, which is concrete and the decision on which will be made by the European Court judges, but the general attitude is encouraging," he said.
The Georgian President also expressed regret over the fact that those people who defended the interests of Georgia in the European Court had to leave the country after the change of government.
Large scale military actions were launched in South Ossetia in Georgia on August 8 2008. Later Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and expelled the Georgian military. Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia late in August. Tbilisi ended diplomatic relations with Moscow in response and has announced the two unrecognized republics to be occupied territories.