Head of EU observer mission declared persona non grata in Abkhazia
25/04/2012 12:13

The Abkhazian regime declared the head of EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia, General Andrzej Tyszkiewicz persona non grata. This was said in a foreign ministry statement of the puppet regime of Abkhazia.

In Sukhumi believe that Tyszkiewicz has subjective attitude towards his duties, illegally demands admission of EUMM into the territory of Abkhazia and insults “honour and dignity of the Abkhazian people."

It should be noted that Moscow through Sukhumi declared war on the EUMM after the last round of the Geneva talks. Even then, Sukhumi, voicing the position of the Russian Foreign Ministry, said that demands of the EUMM for admission into the occupied territory were illegal, despite the fact that the cease-fire agreement of August 12, 2008, brokered by the EU and signed between Russia and Georgia includes activities of the EUMM on the whole territory of Georgia (including Abkhazia and so-called South Ossetia) however undesirable this may be for the separatists.

At the same time, without allowing the observer mission to the occupied territory, Sukhumi demands of EUMM to include in their reports incidents, possibility of investigation of which the Sukhumi regime does not provide EUMM with.

So in such a legally complicated situation Sukhumi, showing that they supposedly have some importance, decided to announce Tyszkiewicz persona non grata. But the main reason for such action of Moscow (Moscow and not Sukhumi really), in our opinion, is a desire to justify its refusal to admit international organizations to the occupied territories, accusing them of subjectivity.

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