U.S. concerned about Russia's actions in Georgian-Ossetian conflict zone
Georgia, Tbilisi, October 3/ Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
United States Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland expressed concern about works along the Georgian-Ossetian administrative border.
As the Georgian State Chancellery reported to Trend on Thursday, concerns were raised during her meeting in Washington with the Georgian State Minister for European Integration Alexi Petriashvili.
"Nuland said she shocked by the actions that are carried out by the Russian Federation on the territories bordering with the administrative boundaries on arrangement of the so-called border,"he said.
Petriashvili said that the U.S. "strongly supports Georgia's territorial integrity and its sovereignty."In connection with the actions of Russia relevant statements will be made soon, and appropriate actions will be taken," Alexi Petriashvili said.
He thanked the U.S. side for support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia.
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.