Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Saakashvili doesn't accept all of Medvedev's conditions

Саакашвили принял не все условия Медведева

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili and French President Saakashvili have approved all 6 points of the peace plan for a ceasefire and resolution to the Georgian-Ossetian conflict. The approval became known on the evening of August 13 after the Georgian leader met with Nicolas Sarkozy. The 6 points were named by Dmitry Medvedev and Nicolas Sarkozy at a press conference on August 12th: no more use of force; stop military action for good; provide easy access to humanitarian aid; return Georgian forces to their place of permanent deployment; return Russian forces to pre-conflict positions. In addition, Russian peacekeepers accept additional security measures: the beginning of an international discussion of the future status of South Ossetia and Abkhazia and ways to guarantee their security.

However, during negotiations, Sarkozy and Saakashvili removed any reference to an international discussion of the future political status of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, and instead emphasized international talks with the aim to guarantee stability and security in these regions.

Russia's reaction to this development is not yet known.

IA Regnum

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