MOSCOW, July 16 (Itar-Tass) — Head of the Russian delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Nikolai Kovalyov said he is indignant about provocations related to the PA resolution on “The Situation in Georgia” and warns against Russia’s adequate response.
According to Itar-Tass, several Georgian mass media say members of the Russian delegation abstained during the voting on the resolution. Thus, Tbilisi believes that Russia is changing its vector on the Georgian track. “This is a gross lie! This is the provocation! Russia voted against this resolution,” Kovalyov said.
At the same time, he warned that if “such fantasies” would be translated on the international arena, “Russia reserves its right to give an adequate response”.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said earlier that the resolution on the situation in Georgia was absolutely unacceptable and does not reflect the real situation in the Caucasian region.
“At its recent annual session in Monaco, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly adopted the resolution On the Situation in Georgia, which reproduces a trite clich· about Georgia’s “occupied territories,” the ministry said. “The Russian delegation condemned this tendentious document as absolutely unacceptable.”
The ministry expressed regret over the fact that the majority of the Assembly’s delegates “go on to refuse to take the realities of the current situation in the Caucasus in an objective manner.”
“Regrettably, such an approach deprives this OSCE structure of a possibility to make a constructive contribution to promoting peace and stability in the region,” the Russian foreign ministry stressed.
In its Monaco resolution, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly stressed its concern about “the humanitarian situation of the displaced persons both in Georgia and in the occupied territories of Abkhazia, Georgia and South Ossetia, Georgia,” and urged Russia and “de facto authorities of Abkhazia, Georgia, and South Ossetia, Georgia, to allow the European Union Monitoring Mission unimpeded access to the occupied territories of Abkhazia, Georgia and South Ossetia, Georgia as was previously agreed in the ceasefire.”