Nov 13, 2009

Statement by European Parliament

The European Parliament has released a special statement, in which the position about the situation in Abkhazia and South Ossetia are also covered. The document has been released prior to the EU-Russia summit in Stockholm, which is scheduled for November 18. It covers the human rights and other problems in Russia.

On Georgia and its breakaway regions, South Ossetia and Abkhazia, Parliament points out that the European Union Monitoring Mission, which has a country-wide mandate, has so far been denied unhindered access to these regions.

MEPs also ask the Presidency and Russia to address topical international and regional issues such the Iranian nuclear issue, Afghanistan, South Caucasus and the Middle East. The frozen conflicts in Nagorno-Karabakh and Transnistria should also be addressed, they say.