Georgian Foreign Ministry sends protest note to Russia
Georgia, Tbilisi, September 13/Trend, N. Kirtzkhalia/
Preparation for a border agreement between Russia and the separatist Tskhinvali region is a violation of international law, the First Deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia David Zalkaliani told journalists on Friday.
In this regard, the Georgian Foreign Ministry has sent a protest note to the Russian Federation through the Swiss Embassy, he said.
"The document which violates international norms will be considered invalid," Zalkaliani said.
Large scale military action was launched in South Ossetia on August 8, 2008. Later, Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and expelled the Georgian military.
Russia recognised the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in late August. In response, Tbilisi ended diplomatic relations with Moscow and has called the two unrecognised republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.