About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 10:55 - 1 May.'18
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Official: Moscow should Convince Tskhinvali on Talks
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 7 Aug.'08 / 12:17

Temur Iakobashvili, the chief Georgian  negotiator and state minister for reintegration, said on August 7 that Russia would further undermine its role as mediator and peacekeeper if it failed to convince the South Ossetian side to talk.

A meeting between Georgian and South Ossetian negotiators in Tskhinvali had initially been planned for August 7. Yuri Popov, the chief Russian negotiator over the South Ossetian conflict, was to have attended. Tskhinvali, however, said it would only attend a meeting in the frames of the quadripartite Joint Control Commission (JCC) with the involvement of a representative from Russia’s North Ossetian Republic. 

Speaking at a news conference on August 7, Iakobashvili said that Russia should take responsibility for recent tensions, because the secessionist authorities were being supplied with arms and ammunition from Russia.

Popov, now in Tbilisi, said earlier on August 7 that he doubted that the meeting would take place following Tskhinvali's public refusal to attend.

But when asked later on the same day whether the meeting would take place, Popov responded: “We are working on this matter.”

Iakobashvili also said on August 7 that South Ossetian militiamen were using, as he put it, “a new method” of attacking Georgian villages.

“They open fire from hospitals and schools in order to provoke us into returning fire in the direction of their schools and hospitals, and then accuse us of barbaric acts,” he said. “The international community should be seriously concerned over this.”

Latest News
01 May.'18 10:55
We Have Moved to a New Platform
Direct Your Bookmarks to https://civil.ge.
29 Apr.'18 03:54
Ruling Party Candidate Wins MP By-Elections
Givi Chichinadze will represent Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency in the Parliament of Georgia.
28 Apr.'18 09:40
Polls Open for Vani and Khoni MP By-Elections
48,123 voters are eligible to cast their ballots in Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency.
27 Apr.'18 17:23
State Dept’s Europe Affairs Point Man to Visit Tbilisi
Wess Mitchell will meet senior government officials and address the NATO-Georgia Public Diplomacy Forum.
27 Apr.'18 13:45
In Quotes: Georgian Politicians on Ex-PM Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Comeback
Bidzina Ivanishvili will be approved as the Georgian Dream party chairman at the upcoming convention.
26 Apr.'18 18:15
SG Jens Stoltenberg: Georgia NATO’s ‘Very Close’ Partner
The NATO Secretary General says Foreign Ministers meeting tomorrow will recognize the country’s progress.
26 Apr.'18 14:24
Ex-PM Ivanishvili to Chair Georgian Dream Party
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said Ivanishvili was ‘best equipped’ to add new dynamism to the party.
26 Apr.'18 11:12
Lawmaker Proposes Criminal Liability for ‘Insult of Religious Feelings’
The parliamentary human rights committee decided to set up a working group for scrutinizing the draft law.
25 Apr.'18 17:21
New Abkhaz Government Head Appointed
Gennady Gagulia has served as the Abkhaz “prime minister” twice - in 1995-1997, and 2002-2003.
25 Apr.'18 14:43
Watchdog Improves Georgia’s Press Freedom Ranking
None of the countries of the former Soviet Union (except the Baltics) are ranked ahead of Georgia.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2018, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
42