The OSCE PA Political Affairs and Security Profile Committee at the meeting on Monday supported the draft resolution introduced in connection with the upcoming decade of events in South Ossetia in 2008. The Russian delegation called this document another PR move, based on an attempt to blacken the Russian Federation.
Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Georgian Parliament Sofiko Katsarava, who prepared the draft, called for a “peaceful resolution of the conflict in accordance with international law and the Helsinki principles”, as well as the full implementation of the ceasefire agreement of August 12, 2008.
The document regrets that 10 years after the escalation, the conflict “is still not resolved” and emphasizes support for Geneva international discussions “as an important format for discussing problems in the field of security and humanitarian issues.” In addition, the new initiative of the Government of Georgia “A Step Toward a Better Future” is welcomed, aimed, according to the draft resolution, “to improve the humanitarian and socio-economic situation of the population” of the region.
The Georgian side again urged the Russian Federation to revoke the decision to recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent states.