UK Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, said that the report by EU-funded fact-finding mission into the August war was “a reminder of the importance of conflict prevention.”
“The international community should ensure international mechanisms (such as the Geneva process) contribute to solutions, that all parties meet their obligations and, crucially, that those who have committed human rights abuses are brought to justice,” Miliband wrote on the Foreign Office blog on October 8.
“But there are still many issues that need to be resolved. Russia needs to use its influence to allow access for humanitarian organisations and international observers to South Ossetia and Abkhazia – EU monitors are still being barred. And internally displaced persons must be allowed to return home – over 30,000 are still unable to,” he added.