The present decision about EU observers in Georgia is a continuation from last week’s agreement between French President Nicolas Sakrazi and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on the withdrawal of Russian troops from the territory of Georgia.
September 8 Sakrazi and Medvedev agreed in Moscow that before October 1, the European Union will deploy in so called "Buffer zones" around Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the goal of international observers in an amount not lower than 200 people, and Moscow for 10 days whereupon of these areas will lead his troops.
Brussels ministerial meeting did not give an answer to answer the question in the future will be able to deploy an international society similar observation target in Abkhazia and South Ossetia — 2-separatyskih regions of Georgia, which Moscow recognized in the one-sided order are independent. Our homeland for earlier threw all sorts of hints that international observers be admitted to these regions. What’s more, the Kremlin decided that Abkhazia and South Ossetia remains 7600 Russian troops, in other words two times more than before the explosion of the Russian-Georgian conflict in August.
Topics Benita Ferrero-Waldner, European Commissioner for external relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, said now reporters in Brussels that the EU until the end of 2010 spendest from the central budget worth 500 million euros (700 million dollars) in order to assist Georgia to return the destroyed infrastructure after the conflict with Russia. Ferrero-Waldner expressed the hope that as many more resources to help Georgia will collect donations from private donors.
Another signal of Western support for Georgia now come from NATO. NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and ambassadors of 26 NATO member states arrived in Tbilisi at the first meeting of the NATO-Georgia.
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