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Georgia is urged to sign non-aggression agreements with South Ossetia and Abkhazia2009-02-03 13:55
The Foreign Ministry of Russia believes that Georgia must sign non-aggression agreement with Abkhazia and South Ossetia.gt-en-newsitem-inside
This wish was expressed at yesterday's meeting of the Deputy Foreign Minister, Alexander Grushko, with the three ambassadors of the EU: Miroslav Kostelka, the ambassador of the Czech Republic (the EU president country this year), Tomas Bertelman, the ambassador of Sweden, and Marc Franco, the head of the European Commission delegation.
According to the Ministry, Grushko is concerned about the build-up of the Georgian military presence near the South Ossetian borders - RIA Novosti.
According to the deputy Minister, after the August events the situation in South Ossetian territories adjacent to Georgia, didn't improve and, moreover, has a tendency for deterioration, the Georgian law enforcement structures keep restoring their military potential.
"The increased activity of their [Georgian] special units has been reported on the eastern part of the South Ossetian border. The number of provocations doesn't decrease", the statement claims.
The Russian side underlined that all the actions done and being done by the Russian Federation to ensure security of Abkhazia and south Ossetia, fully comply with the agreements of Dmitri Medvdev, the President of Russia, and Nicolas Sarkozy, the President of France, signed on August 12th 2008 and September 8th 2008.
"The parameters and conditions of the Russian presence in these states will be defined in the separate agreements with them on the legal basis of the receiving nation agreement", the Ministry claims.