New head of the EU Monitoring Mission became a Pole
Head of EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia, formed after the 2008 war, has been appointed the representative of Poland - Andrzej Tyshkievich. The "Georgia-News" reported about this with reference to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Nino Kalandadze. The decision was made by the European Union.
"On the basis of active cooperation with our allies, we have information that the EU mission in Georgia will continue its operation. For us it is important to preserve this mission, despite the fact that the mission can not fully carry out its mandate - it is not able to carry out surveillance in the occupied territories of Georgia" - she said to reporters at a weekly briefing.
"Tbilisi considers EUMM a sole guarantee of security in a situation when after extensive efforts of Russia in Georgia have ceased to work the UN mission and the OSCE" - said Kalandadze.
Recall, the former head of the EUMM Hansjцrg Haber completed his mission in Georgia in late March of this year.
At the moment, the mandate of the EUMM is decided before September 14.