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Russia previously blocked continuation of the United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia and OSCE mandates that covered Georgia's conflict regions. An EU-led peacekeeping force would be the best option. To avoid a rerun of what has happened in Georgia, any peacekeeping arrangement must also ...

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Or the mission is deployed but then the renewal of its mandate is blocked by Russia, as happened for UNOMIG in Abkhazia in 2009. Russia's behaviour at the UN will soon show us if it is ready to retreat to a frozen conflict scenario. Even if it is, Russia could always turn a frozen conflict back into a hot one.
Following the August War, we lost even the minimal existing safeguards, as in 2009 both UNOMIG and OSCE missions to Georgia were unilaterally blocked by Russia, despite the increased need of their presence to monitor the situation on the ground,” Janelidze stressed. He warned that the aggression in ...
Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze delivers statement at the UN Security Council Open Debate, February 21, 2017. Photo: UN Mission of Georgia. The February 21 UN Security Council Open Debate on Conflicts in Europe, focused primarily on the situation in Ukraine, but touched upon other European ...
Even before the deterioration of relations between Russia and the West over Ukraine, international engagement in Abkhazia and South Ossetia had declined considerably. The departure of the UN mission, UNOMIG, was a development that made little difference to the governments in Tbilisi and Moscow, ...
... the presence of the United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG) after Russia vetoed a technical roll-over for the nearly 16-year-old operation. ... Explaining Russia's negative vote, Ambassador Vitaly Churkin noted that UNOMIG's mandate had already been rolled over twice for four-month ...
The United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG) has commended Squadron Leader Joe Adu-Gyamfi of the Ghana Air Force for his outstanding performance that led to the unravelling of the cause of the crash of a Georgian reconnaissance aircraft in Abkhazia in April, this year. A citation ...


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