Georgian parliamentary chairperson speaks tough on reported Russia's peace plan

Georgia Materials 12 December 2006 16:52 (UTC +04:00)

(civil) - Parliamentary Chairperson Nino Burjanadze said on December 12 that it is not up to Russia to decide which model should be used to solve South Ossetian and Abkhaz conflicts, reports Trend.

Burjanadze was commenting on the Russian media reports that Moscow is developing a plan for resolution of these conflicts based on a principle of a united state in the form of a confederation uniting Georgia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

This is not an issue, which should be solved by Russia. The model [for solution of these conflicts] will be agreed by Georgia with the international community, wherein the rights of Abkhazians, Ossetians and other ethnic minorities will be protected, Burjanadze told reporters.

She also ruled out possibility of use Kosovo precedent for Abkhazia and South Ossetia, as argued by Moscow.

If Russia wants, it can use Kosovo model on its own soil; it has its own territories and republics for this kind of experiment, She added.