Council of Europe (CoE)
Comment by the Information and Press Department on the decision on Georgia adopted by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers
On May 3, the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers adopted another non-consensus decision on Georgia, previously submitted by Tbilisi. The document is remarkable for its bias and for being out of touch with reality to the point of absurdity. It alleges that Abkhazia and South Ossetia belong to Georgia and seeks to hold Russia responsible for Georgia’s conflicts with these former Georgian republics and for the internal situation there.
Tbilisi, supported by its Western sponsors, continues to generate political and propaganda non-issues at international venues, which are designed solely to legitimise Georgia’s reluctance to normalise relations with its neighbours. No wonder the Georgian delegation systematically refuses to work constructively at Geneva discussions on security issues in Transcaucasia. In this situation, whether to continue the Geneva meetings in their present format will have to be given serious consideration.