Georgian foreign ministry asks international community to exert pressure on Russia
Tbilisi, Georgia, March 28
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
The Georgian delegation representatives at the Geneva talks updated the co-chairmen on the situation in the country's occupied territories, the Georgian foreign ministry said on March 27.
"The Georgian side urges the international community to intensify the diplomatic and political pressure on Russia to halt its provocative actions," according to a statement.
Such provocative policy jeopardizes the security of the region, causes a humanitarian crisis and does not contribute to the settlement of the Georgian- Russian relations.
"After several appeals to the Russian side to stop the destructive policy towards Georgia and implement the agreement on "Ceasefire", the Georgian side appeals to the international community to intensify the diplomatic and political pressure on Russia to stop its provocative actions in the occupied territories," according to a statement.
The Georgian foreign ministry said that the situation in Georgia once again confirms the need of using the EU observer mission in Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali region.
Large scale military action was launched in South Ossetia on August 8, 2008. Later, Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and expelled the Georgian military. Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in late August. In response, Tbilisi ended diplomatic relations with Moscow and has called the two unrecognized republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.
Translated by NH
Edited by CN