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Hammarberg arrived in South Ossetia2009-11-30 14:50
Thomas Hammarberg, the CE Commissioner for Human Rights, arrived in South Ossetia. In Tskhinvali he met with David Sanakoyev, the Plenipotentiary for Human Rights, and Bishop Georgi of Alania - Res.gt-en-newsitem-inside
The sides discussed issues of the detained and missing citizens of South Ossetia and Georgia, and possibility of exchange of the detained.
Hammarberg said that two things must be done: decrease tension and ensure protection of individuals, and added he had suggestions able to drive the situation from the stalemate.
The Bishop of Alania highlighted that the problem is caused by the nationalist policy of Georgia. He said the Ossetian side wants the quick, active and painless exchange of hostages, and interested in keeping ethnical stability. He expressed hope that the Commissioner would serve in the way of peaceful solution.