Ukraine Ready To Participate In Peacekeeping Mission

TBILISI, Georgia -- Gela Bezhuashvili, Foreign Minister of Georgia, states that Ukraine’s readiness to consider its participation in peacekeeping mission in the Georgian-Ossetian conflict zone was not unexpected for official Tbilisi.

Gela Bezhuashvili, Foreign Minister of Georgia

Bezhuashvili told journalists on Saturday that Ukraine is Georgia’s partner country and it is ready to substitute peacekeeping forces deployed in the conflict zone.

“At the present we have to create corresponding mandate and define within the frameworks of which international organization the peacekeeping operation will be performed,” Bezhuashvili stated.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine states that official Kiev is ready to consider its participation in peacekeeping operation in the Georgian-Ossetian conflict zone.

“Ukraine is ready to consider issue on participation in the international peacekeeping mission in South Ossetia only with availability of the OSCE and UN mandate and corresponding decision of the Parliament.” – reads the statement widespread by the press service of Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The document underlines that Ukraine will continue support peaceful resolution of the conflicts on Georgian territory with observance of Georgia’s territorial integrity principle.

Georgian parliament has adopted a resolution on ‘Present situation and performance of the peacekeeping process in former South Ossetian autonomous republic” on February 15.

Source: Prime News

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