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Russia Rejects French-Draft Security Council Resolution on Georgia
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 20 Aug.'08 / 16:28

Russia has rejected the French-drafted UN Security Council resolution on Georgia citing that it only contained two out of six points of the ceasefire accord brokered by French on behalf of European Union.

The draft resolution, supported most of the Security Council members, was calling for “full and immediate compliance with the ceasefire to which the parties have subscribed.”

It also was calling for “the immediate withdrawal of Russian forces to the lines held prior to the outbreak of hostilities and the return of Georgian forces to their usual bases” – as it is envisaged by the six-point ceasefire accord.

The draft resolution, however, also reaffirms support towards Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity – something which is not mentioned in the six-point agreement.

Russia’s UN envoy, Vitaly Churkin, said the draft resolution was “re-interpreting” an original ceasefire accord “for propaganda purposes.”

“It is counterproductive to separate individual elements of that plan and to interpret them for political propaganda,” he during the discussions at the Security Council on August 19. 

He also said that the six-point plan should be clearly reflected in the draft resolution.

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