TBILISI, DFWatch – Russia regrets that NATO was unable to make findings regarding the events of August 2008. The Russian Foreign Ministry says Russia accepts with regret NATO’s decision regarding Georgia.
“One of these complex issues is the situation in the South Caucasus, as applied to ensure good relations between the republics of Abkhazia, Georgia and South Ossetia”, Russian Media quotes Alexander Lukaszewicz, official representative of Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry.
In this context, he says official Moscow “with regret and concern” sees the elements of NATO’s summit in Chicago where NATO confirms all previous decisions in respect to Georgia and calls on Russia to reconsider its decision to recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
“It is obvious that NATO has not made a principled conclusion about the tragic events of August 2008.”
NATO’s declaration at the Chicago summit expressed continued support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia within its internationally recognized borders.
“We continue to call on Russia to reverse its recognition of the South Ossetia and Abkhazia regions of Georgia as independent states.”