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Russia will not change its position on OSCE mission in Georgia mandate prolongation

2009-01-15 17:05

Russian position on OSCE mission in Georgia activities prospective and presence of OSCE monitors in other regions of the South Caucasus is based on principle and hasn't changed, stated Anvar Azimov, the Permanent Representative of Russia to OSCE, RIA-Novosti informs.


"Russian side is ready to continue negotiations on working out new independent mandates of OSCE representative offices in Tbilisi and Tskhinval, but considering a totally different alignment of forces after the known August events", he said at the meeting of the Permanent Council of the Organization, devoted to the beginning of Greek presidency in OSCE.

Let us remind that OSCE mandate in Georgia expired on January 1st 2009. On December 22nd , at the meeting of OSCE Permanent Council, Russia disagreed its prolongation and suggested that the mandate of "Georgian mission" includes Abkhazian and South-Ossetian components, and therefore must be revised.


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