Foreign Ministry of Ukraine issues statement on South Ossetia

11:31, 08 August 2008
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Ukraine is ready to make its contribution...

The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine has expressed a deep concern about the situation in the South Ossetia (Georgia).

According to the statement of the Foreign Ministry’s press-service, forwarded to UNIAN, “a particular anxiety is caused by the fact that the escalation of military activities in the conflict zone causes fatal casualties among the civilian population and urges people to flee away as refugees”.

According to the document, Ukraine calls on all the sides present in the conflict zone to take efficient measures to immediately cease fire, reduce tension, and solve the problem at the bargaining table.

Confirming its position about the necessity of guaranteeing the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia, Ukraine is ready to make its contribution into peaceful settlement of the situation in the region within frames of international diplomatic forces, the statement reads.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili accused Russia on Friday of conducting a "large-scale military operation" against Georgia after Tbilisi said Russian aircraft had bombed two Georgian towns. Georgia kicked off a military operation in the South Ossetia. The United Nations Security Council failed to pass a resolution on South Ossetia during an emergency meeting called by Russia, Agence France-Presse reported, citing diplomats in New York.

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