At the 57th round of international negotiations held in Geneva, the Russian side stated that it is important to avoid the politicization of the Geneva discussions, reads the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia.
According to the Russian MFA, at the talks held on April 4-5, at which the Russian side was represented by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mikhail Galuzin, the efforts of the “collective West” to shift the confrontation from Ukraine to the South Caucasus were emphasized.
“Emphasis was placed on continuous efforts of the “collective West” to shift the logic of confrontation from Ukraine to the South Caucasus, which is manifested in provocative calls to Tbilisi to open a “second front” against Russia in Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Such dangerous statements require an immediate response from the Geneva international discussions and the organizations represented there,” the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
The statement of the Ministry also notes that “in the estimation of Russia and its Abkhazian and South Ossetian allies”, the real contribution to achieving stability and security in the South Caucasus could be the signing of a legally binding agreement by Georgia on the non-use of force against Abkhazia and “South Ossetia”. Also, the so-called delimitation and demarcation of “Georgian-Abkhazian and Georgian-South Ossetian borders”.
“The practical implementation of these tasks at the Geneva negotiations remains the main priority of Moscow, Sokhumi and Tskhinvali,” reads the statement.