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Ban Ki-moon to make instructions on the UN mission in Georgia curtailment2009-06-16 15:30
Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary General, will make necessary instructions for curtailment of the Mission in Georgia, the secretary General'special representative's statement claims - RIA Novosti.gt-en-newsitem-inside
The UN mission in Georgia and Abkhazia stopped its work today at 8 a.m. [Moscow time] - past evening, at the UNSC sitting Russia set a veto on the draft resolution on technical extension of the mandate. 10 countries voted for prolongation, four [China, Vietnam, Libya and Uganda] abstained from voting, Russia has the right for veto, and voted contra.
"In accordance with this outcome, the Secretary General will instruct his special representative to take all measures required to cease the operations of UNOMIG, effective June 16," the statement at the UN official site said.
The Secretary General will consult his senior advisors and his special representative on the "immediate next steps," it added.
In the statement, Ban regretted that the council failed to reach agreement on the basis of a package of "practical and realistic proposals" in his report aimed at "contributing to a stabilization of the situation on the ground."