About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 10:55 - 1 May.'18
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Moscow Slams Tbilisi’s Neutral Travel Documents as a 'Trick'
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 8 Feb.'12 / 13:51

Georgia’s neutral travel documents and identification cards is “a trick” designed by Tbilisi “to deceive” residents of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on February 8.

“These ‘neutral passports’ are not at all neutral in fact,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said, adding that Georgia was indicated as the country code on the documents and the Georgian Interior Ministry as an issuer.

It said that this “scam” by Tbilisi demonstrated once again “moral inferiority of a policy, which aims at pushing Abkhazians and South Ossetians back to Georgia.”

“Many years of suffocating blockade of these republics and barbaric military attack in August 2008 did not help the Georgian rulers to implement their plans. Now, they put stakes on cheating and promising various benefits. Just that is the essence of so called ‘soft engagement’ with Abkhazia and South Ossetia,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said, adding that residents in Abkhazia and South Ossetia were not keen to take those neutral documents as according to the Georgian authorities “only several dozen of such documents have been issued.”

The Russian Foreign Ministry also said that issue of allowing residents of Abkhazia and South Ossetia to take travel documents issued by international organizations was raised long before Moscow’s recognition of Tskhinvali and Sokhumi. “But it was Georgia, who blocked such a possibility and it largely contributed to mass requests for Russian citizenship from the residents of these republics,” it said.

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 © 2001-2019, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
35