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UN about Georgia: no wisdom like silence2009-12-04 17:16
The Georgian issues have lost their relevance at the international sites. One of these days, PACE decided not to touch upon the Caucasian conflict during the January session. Now the UN Security Council reported that no discussion on the organization's mission in Georgia and the related issues is planned for December.
The Georgian issue is not going to be considered by the UN Security Council in December; it is going to be raised later on. This was stated today by Temporary President of Security Council, Permanent Representative of Burkina Faso to the UN Michel Kafando during a press-conference held in the UN headquarters in New-York.
"This month, we have received no requests to consider the situation in Georgia. The issue formally remains on the list of current topics discussed by Security Council, although the UN mission has terminated its work. On the whole, we may consider the issue, though it is not included in the monthly schedule of Security Council", - Kafando said, answering the journalists' questions.
The UN mission has eventually left Georgia only in autumn, although it started to scale down on June 16. Security Council could not prolong the mandate that expired, for Russia set a veto upon the draft resolution proposed by the western countries.
The point is that the draft contained references to previous resolutions mentioning Georgia's territorial integrity, and Russia recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia after the last August war.
Russia proposed a compromise formula of the UN mission name containing no reference to the belonging of the Abkhaz and Ossetian territory to Georgia. However, this variant was rejected by the western members of Security Council.
As soon as Europe got into the essence of the conflict in South Ossetia due to Heidi Taglyavini's objective report, speculations about "the Russian aggression" and the necessity of protecting "the innocent victim, Georgia" became irrelevant. Thus, the problems of Georgia do not bother the European community that much any longer.
As one might say, Mikhail Saakashvili has shot himself in the foot. The deepest interest to the Caucasian war has come to naught as soon as the details of the war emerged.
Recently, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe refused to discuss the topic of the Russian-Georgian confrontation at the planned session in January. This initiative was brought forward to PACE monitoring commission by the Georgian delegation. However, the Europeans were evidently a bit tired of Sakartvelo politicians' excessive activity and their request was turned down.