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The Georgian Foreign Ministry denied the preparation of a "peace march"

2011-08-24 16:35

The Georgian Foreign Ministry denied the preparation of a "peace march". 21192.jpegGeorgian Foreign Ministry issued a rebuttal of the information, that Georgia intends to hold a so-called "peace march", appeared earlier, after the Georgian law enforcement agency did it. Moreover, as reported by "Georgia-News", the Foreign Ministry Sakartvelo consider absurd "accusation" of the Russian side in the preparation of this provocation. This statement was made today by the Department of Press and Information of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.

"The Georgian side has no plans for such actions and, therefore, charges of Russia are absurd" - said in the Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Further, the Ministry refers to the statement of the European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia, "which had 'clearly' said that Georgia is not planning to hold demonstrations in the region".

"The reaction of the EUMM confirms that the international community does not consider such statements to be serious" - said the Georgian Foreign Ministry.

"We continue to monitor developments closely because we do not know exactly which "aggressive" intentions are behind this statement. It is troubling that Russia is preparing a background for further "provocations" and escalating of the situation in the region. This Soviet-style propaganda is aimed at tension in the region, which creates a basis for possible provocation" - the representative of the Georgian Foreign Ministry said.

Recall, on the eve the fact of the preparation of a "peace march" was denied by the head of analytical department of the Georgian Interior Ministry Shota Utiashvili. According to him, the Georgian side has not confirmed the information of Russian Foreign Ministry on preparing of a "peace march" on August 26 - anniversary of independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. "There is no preparing for a 'peace march' and it is 'absurd'" - the "GHN" quoted Utiashvili.

"This information is untrue, and it is absurd. It is not clear who had distributed this information" - he stressed.

Earlier today, Russian Foreign Ministry circulated information that the Georgian authorities intend to carry out a large-scale provocation related to the August 26 - the third anniversary of recognition of the "independence" of South Ossetia by the Russian Federation - the so-called "peace march".

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