(RIA Novosti) - Russia has submitted a new draft resolution on the situation in Georgia to the UN Security Council, taking into account German proposals, a Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman said Thursday.
Russia recently raised the issue of Georgia's "provocative actions" in its breakaway territories with the Security Council, but its initial draft resolution was rejected by the U.S. and Great Britain. Tensions between the Russia and Georgia have escalated since a spying row in late September, reports Trend.
"We included proposals from another draft resolution, which was earlier presented by Germany," Maria Zakharova, press secretary for Russia's mission to the UN, said.
She said Russia has proposed putting the new draft resolution to a vote on Friday.
In its draft resolution on Georgia on October 3, Russia proposed extending the mandate of the peacekeeping forces in the Georgia-Abkhazia conflict zone and urged Georgia to pull out troops from the Kodori Gorge.
The U.S. ambassador to the UN said he would not back the Russian
draft resolution, because it was unbalanced. On October 4, a second draft resolution was submitted.
According to Vitaly Churkin, Russia's ambassador to the UN, the alternative draft was introduced by European members of the Security Council, the so-called Group of Georgia's Friends.
A resolution adopted on August 31 stressed the importance of close and effective cooperation between the military observers of the UN mission to Georgia and the CIS peacekeeping force as a key stabilizing factor in the conflict zone.