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Vashadze explained why did Georgia refused to let Russian military experts in

2009-01-23 11:14

with representatives of diplomatic corps accredited in Georgia and explained why did Georgia denied Russia's notification to let inspectors to its military facilities.


According to the Ministry's yesterday statement, these notifications were received on January 19th and 21st : Russia demanded access for its experts to Georgian facilities on the basis of the Vienna Document of 1999 (OSCE Vienna Document 1999 of the Negotiations on Confidence and Security-Building Measures).

According to the Minister, "Russia's large-scale aggression against Georgia" in August 2008 followed by "occupation of Georgian territories, from which acts of aggression are committed on a systematic basis", and lead to the conclusion that Russia's actions come in direct contradiction with the basic principles of Articles 3 and 5 of the OSCE Vienna document of 1999.

Vashadze underlined that "there is no guarantee that the Russian Federation will not carry out acts of aggression and will not use the information obtained as a result of the assessment trip or inspection to the detriment of Georgia's national security interests".

"Proceeding from the foregoing and in compliance with the Vienna 1999 document, the Georgian side declared force major exclusively against the Russian Federation", said Vashadze and announced of the readiness to comply with all of its commitments under the Vienna 1999 Document with respect to all other participant states.

The Minister stated that Germany has already conducted a similar verification inspection in Georgia, visits of a number of other state representatives are expected.

David Sikharulidze, the Minister of Defense, attended the meeting and stated Georgia ready to comply with its commitments under the Vienna Document with respect to all other participant states.


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