PACE to drive Russia and Georgia from deadlock
The Chair of PACE's Monitoring Committee Dick Marty proposes to conduct hearings at the high level to help Russian-Georgian relations to drive out of "deadlock" - ReliefWeb.
"Confrontation must give way to dialogue, " he said.
Hearings are planned for January 2011. Representatives of the Georgian and Russian governments, Ambassador Heidi Tagliavini [wrote a report on the origins of the war which was recognized by both sides as impartial], the EU and UN co-chairs of the Geneva Talks, the head of the EU monitoring mission in the region, Council of Europe leaders, representatives of the European Parliament and the ICRC must participate in the process.
Since August 2008 the Assembly has paid attention to discussion of relations of Russia and Georgia at nearly every session. The issue of consequences of the war was discussed 5 times.
The proposal to deprive the Russian delegation of the right to vote was raised twice, and twice failed.