Tuesday, 03 July 2001

GEORGIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY SLAM RUSSIA'S FAILURE TO WITHDRAW FROM GUDAUTA... AS PRESIDENT DOWNPLAYS PROBLEM...

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The Georgian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on 2 July condemning Russia's failure to vacate the military base in Gudauta, Abkhazia by 1 July in accordance with an agreement signed at the OSCE Istanbul summit in November 1999. The statement said it is "inadmissible" that such agreements should be thwarted by the Abkhaz "separatist regime." Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze acknowledged on 2 July that "problems" have arisen in connection with the Russian withdrawal from Gudauta, but expressed the hope that talks between the two sides will result in a mutually acceptable solution.
The Georgian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on 2 July condemning Russia's failure to vacate the military base in Gudauta, Abkhazia by 1 July in accordance with an agreement signed at the OSCE Istanbul summit in November 1999. The statement said it is "inadmissible" that such agreements should be thwarted by the Abkhaz "separatist regime." Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze acknowledged on 2 July that "problems" have arisen in connection with the Russian withdrawal from Gudauta, but expressed the hope that talks between the two sides will result in a mutually acceptable solution. (Caucasus Press)
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