Friday, March 29 2013

Georgia Rejects Document on Non Use of Force, Offered by Russia- Karasin

Tbilisi. Georgia rejects a document on non use of force
between Tbilisi and Sukhumi and Tskhinvali, Stats-Secretary, Deputy Foreign
Minister of MFA of RF Grigori Karasin stated after the 23 round  of Geneva discussions on the Transcaucasus,
which finished on Wednesday.

"Special focus was made on the issue
on non use of force, as it is the key task of Geneva discussions - to sign
legally binding document on non use of force between Georgia and Abkhazia and
South Ossetia.  Regretfully, the Georgian
side again blocked work on that project, it still insists on some unilateral
commitments on non use of force by RF. It is principally unacceptable for us,
they blocked work in that way", Karasin said, RIA Novosti agency reports.

In his speech at the session of the
European Parliament on November 23, 2010, President of Georgia Mikheil
Saakashvili stated that Georgia would never use force to return its republics -
Abkhazia and South Ossetia, that were considered by Tbilisi the occupied
territories by Russia. The Georgian side insists that Russia must undertake
commitments on non use of force against Georgia.

Tbilisi broke off diplomatic relations
with Russia after Moscow had recognized independence of Abkhazia and South
Ossetia in August 2008. Representatives of the new government of Georgia stated
that normalization of relations with Russia would become one of the priorities
of the country's foreign policy.  On
November 1 of the last year Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili set a
post of the premier's Special Representative for relations with RF.  

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