Foreign Ministry: Georgia tries to invoke international community’s response to Russia’s actions
Georgia, Tbilisi, Sept. 30 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
Georgian government is doing a lot to relieve the situation and invoke the international community's response to Russia's action on the territories of the separatist regions, Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze said on Monday.
"Today we have received 28 ambassadors from the EU's Political and Security Committee and others accompanying them. At the moment they are in the so-called border region to personally witness the barbed wire entanglements being installed by the Russians. We will have meetings with them throughout the day. I am sure their statement will be very useful for Georgia," she said.
According to the Georgian Foreign Minister, she has recently returned from New York where she held about 60 meetings, the main theme of which was the situation in the villages of Ditsi and Dvani.
"The only tool we have is support from the international community. Our Foreign Ministry and other agencies are working on this as is the government," Panjikidze said.
The Georgian Foreign Ministry said that since early summer, Russian servicemen began constructing limiting structures on the so-called border between Georgia and its separatist regions.
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.