Illegal detention of EUMM monitors is an act directed against peace and security on the ground, – Representative of the Georgian Foreign Ministry Vladimer Konstantinidi said when commenting on the fact of detention of Monitors of the EU Monitoring Mission by so-called South Ossetian security personnel at Chorchana-Tsnelisi area.
As Vladimer Konstantinidi stated, the EU Monitoring Mission that deployed in Georgia after the August 2008 war serves an important task – to observe the implementation of the 2008 ceasefire agreement and promote security and stability on the ground.
“Consequently, it is unacceptable to impede the work of the mission, since it is the only international and effective monitoring mechanism and provides objective information about the situation along the occupation line. The incident will be discussed at a high-level strategic meeting between Georgia and the European Union, scheduled for today. At the meeting, along with other issues, the current situation in the occupied territories and security challenges will be discussed”, Konstantinidi said.
The incident will be discussed during the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) technical meeting in Ergneti today.
Monitors of the EU Monitoring Mission-Georgia were detained by so-called South Ossetian security personnel on October 24. The EUMM released a statement regarding the fact.