Southern Ossetia opposed to presence of Ukrainian peacemakers

17:56, 05 October 2007
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Self-proclaimed president Kokoyty accuses Kyiv of supplying Georgia with weapons

The Southern Ossetia is opposed to sending Ukrainian peacemakers to the zone of the Georgian-Ossetian conflict.

President of the self-proclaimed republic Eduard Kokoyty said this to a press conference in Moscow today, according to News-Georgia agency.

“We are against the presence of Ukrainian peacemakers there. We will not allow them within shooting range”, E.Kokoyty said.

He explained that Ukraine is an interested party, and Kyiv supplies weapons to Georgia.

E.Kokoyty claimed that the Southern Ossetia is satisfied with the existing peacemaking mission in the area of Georgian-Ossetian conflict.

As it is known, Georgia has been trying for many years to render international the peacemaking contingents in the zones of Georgian-Abkhazian and Georgian-Ossetian conflicts. The Ukrainian leadership announced it is ready to send a peacemaking contingent to Georgia, but only if both the sides agree.

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