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Lavrov is concerned about new trouble spots in the Caucasus

2009-01-21 11:28

Sergey Lavrov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, is concerned about new trouble spots in the Caucasus due to the build-up of Georgian military presence, as he stated at yesterday's meeting with Thomas Hammarberg, The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights.


They discussed both the situation in Georgian-South Ossetian conflict and the measures to be taken on rectification of severe humanitarian consequences of Georgian aggression.

The Minister of Russia pointed at the insufficient effectiveness of international monitors work in the regions adjacent to South Ossetia and Abkhazia, in the light of build-up of Georgian military presence. It may lead to new trouble spots appearance, the Ministry stated.

"Lavrov in tote supported Hammarberg's ideas to create conditions for long-term and stable solution of humanitarian problems, irrespective of the ethnic origin", the Ministry sated - ITAR TASS. The Minister also informed the Commissioner of Russia's assistance in South Ossetia reconstruction, and thanked him for mediation in issues of captured and lost in the conflict.

The necessity to build up efforts in the issues of voluntary an safe return of the temporary displaced persons, reconstruction of infrastructure of towns and villages, cultural heritage objects, destroyed in the conflict, was underlined, the Ministry noted.

The sides stated ready for cooperation to improve human rights mechanisms in the European continent, the Ministry concluded.

Yesterday Hammarberg conducted consultations with Alexander Iakovenko, the Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia.


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