Foreign Minister: Georgia to respond Russia only peacefully
Georgia, Tbilisi, June 11 / Trend N.Kirtskhalia
Georgia will use only peaceful means to solve the problem of arrangement of the so-called border in the Georgian-Ossetian conflict zone, head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Maya Panjikidze told reporters on Tuesday.
"We will regulate this issue only peacefully with the assistance of our Western partners," - she said.
Panjikidze has special expectations from the Geneva talks to be held in late June.
"At these meetings with the participation of intermediaries, I hope the parties will record their positions, and we will be able to take an acceptable solution," she said.
The Georgian Foreign Ministry claims that Russian border guards installed barbed wire on the border of South Ossetia wich is a secessionist region of Georgia. According to Tbilisi, in some areas the line is moved inside the territory of Georgia.
The Geneva talks were convened after the armed conflict in Georgia in August, 2008 in accordance with the ceasefire agreement of August, 12.
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 of Abkhazia and South Ossetia to be occupied territories.