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Russia is discontent with PACE memorandum on South Caucasus2008-12-17 16:52
In the view of Russian delegation in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the tentative memorandum on South Caucasus, presented at yesterday's meeting of the committee for monitoring, is misbalanced, said Dmitry Vyatkin, the delegation member, to RIA Novosti in his phone interview.gt-en-newsitem-inside
"The memorandum itself carries no serious threat to Russia, but, on the other side, it was worked out after the visit of the workgroup to the Caucasus, it is misbalanced and doesn't reflect everything what happens in South Ossetia ", Vyatkin noticed.
Let us remind that this Tuesday, on December, 16th , guest meetings of the biggest commissions of the Assembly : political, on legal issues, on human rights, on monitoring of responsibilities of member countries to the CE, were held in Paris.
The tentative memorandum was presented at the meeting of the commission on monitoring of responsibilities of member countries to the CE the presenters on Russia and Georgia (Luke van den Brande and Mathias Ershi respectively) as a result of their visit to the South Caucasus in October.
The memorandum is confidential; it will be discussed at the winter PACE session in end January 2009.
Vyatkin confirmed that fact and added: "It will be discussed, but time will show - in what edition ".
According to the delegate, the attitude to this document is skeptical; the memorandum still requires considerable work on it. In Russian delegation's view " it needs, it must be changed", he concluded.