Monday, August 11, 2008

Meeting of the State Minister with the representatives of EU Troika and OSCE

On 10 August, 2008 State Minister of Georgia for Reintegration, Temuri Yakobashvili held a meeting with representatives of EU Troika and OSCE. At the meeting the State Minister provided the official guests with detailed information of the existing situation in Georgia and gave comprehensive explanation that today the whole Georgia itself represents a conflict zone. State Minister also talked about the unprecedented number of Russian heavy machinery build-up and additional military forces are entering into the territory of Georgia through Roki Tunnel. State Minister once again confirmed the readiness of the Georgian Government to open humanitarian corridor in order to exercise the evacuation of peaceful population trapped in the region as well as injured soldiers. Temuri Yakobashvili also dealt with the fact of air-assault made by Russian warplanes in the Upper Abkhazia and declared that Abkhaz de facto authorities are under the Russian pressure and they are forced to be plunged in military operations.

The EU and OSCE representatives have categorically condemned the Russian Aviation bombing of the Georgian territory and its civilian population. They call upon the Russian Federation to halt the military activities and that the parties commence negotiations.

The state minister has underlined, that today Georgia is in war with Russia and that any kind of support from the World International Community is of utmost importance as to stop the Russian Aggression towards Georgia and its people.

At the end, Temuri Yakobashvili has confirmed the readiness of the Government of Georgia to hold peaceful talks with Russia.

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