Georgia is not aimed at a serious negotiation process to ensure security and stability in the region - South Ossetian Presidential Envoy

Fri, 05/06/2015 - 20:38

June 3, 2015 the UN General Assembly once again adopted a resolution on refugees and displaced persons of Georgia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia introduced by Georgia annually.
Though the majority of UN member states have not supported the resolution and the number of its opponents increase, the Georgian authorities put it to a vote every year since 2009.
Correspondent of the news agency "Res" has addressed to the Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy of the Republic of South Ossetia for post-conflict settlement Murat Dzhioev to comment on the resolution.
The attitude of South Ossetia to the resolution has already been reflected in the Statement .by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia June 4.
Since 2009 the Georgian authorities annually introduce the resolution to the UN General Assembly, while pursuing primarily political goal - to emphasize in the document, that South Ossetia and Abkhazia are parts of Georgia. In other words, at the level of the UN resolution the Georgian authorities and their patrons want to remind of a non-existent notorious "territorial integrity of Georgia." But it is quite far from reality - South Ossetia has never been part of the state called Georgia.
The aim of the Georgian authorities is to achieve propaganda effect, the number of countries voting "for", but not the solution, although the blind can see, how and who provides this number.
No one denies the urgency of solving the issue of refugees as a result of aggression of Georgia against South Ossetia and Abkhazia, but not only Georgians. However, the issue should be solved not by declarations, but in accordance with international law and taking into account the existing realities.
It is regrettable that in the document adopted by the UN humanitarian subject is used for the benefit of the political situation. If it were not so, then the consideration of the problems of refugees in the UN or any other organization, would make sense only with the participation of the South Ossetian and Abkhaz parties, which have repeatedly expressed their willingness to bring their vision of solving the refugee problem to the participants of the General Assembly of the United Nations. However, the Georgian authorities and their Western patrons do not want real solution to the refugee problem, as well as the normalization of relations between Georgia and South Ossetia, Georgia and Abkhazia.
Stubborn unwillingness of Georgia to recognize the existing realities prevailing in the region,, to conclude a legally binding agreements with South Ossetia and Abkhazia on the non-use of force which would have firm international guarantees, is the evidence that Georgia is not aimed at a serious negotiation process to ensure security and stability in the region. Without this, all talks of the refugees are nothing more than demagoguery.
At the same time, the UN resolution, which introduces nothing concrete to the practical and positive solution to this problem, promotes only one thing- making meaningless and impossible to discuss this important humanitarian issue at the Geneva discussions on security in Transcaucasia, attended by South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Georgia. Since 2009, when Georgia began submitting the resolutions to the UN General Assembly, this issue is not discussed in Geneva.
So, by the efforts of Georgia and its patrons the real solution of refugee problem is transferred into the sphere of political games and demagoguery.
In my opinion, against the background of unconstructive role of the resolution it is cynical to call for activation of the Geneva process.

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