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UN military observers to leave Abkhazia before July 15th2009-06-29 17:37
UN military observers must leave Abkhazia before July 15th 2009, RIA Novosti reports alluding to the source in the Mission.gt-en-newsitem-inside
On June 16th 2009 the UN mission stopped its work in the region of Georgia and Abkhazia as the UNSC failed to extend its mandate. The project was introduced by seven countries including the USA, Great Britain and France, ten countries voted, four abstained from voting, Russia voted contra and used its right for veto. According to the UN practice, up to 2 months are given for mission curtailment.
Today Edmond Mulet, the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations discusses the process of mission curtailment in Abkhazia. In the morning he had a meting in the Foreign Ministry , then was received by the PM of Abkhazia, Alexaner Ankvab. Mulet is accompanied with Johan Verbeke, the UN Secretary General's special representative, and his deputy Joseph Stephanidis.