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19 Aug, 2008 20:10

France distorts Georgian peace plan at UN – Moscow

Russia’s ambassador to the UN says a French resolution aimed at ending the crisis in the Caucasus does not entirely reflect the six principles agreed by all parties. Vitaly Churkin made his comments after the UN Securit

Churkin said Russia would not support the revised draft resolution tabled by France. He said he was “amazed” by what “French colleagues were trying to accomplish”.

He said they’d been working actively and productively together for the past several days on a draft resolution which would provide the support of the Security Council for the six-principles announced by Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev and France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy.

“Then all of a sudden they move to this piecemeal approach and put together this very strange resolution which distorts even those portions of the six principles they chose to take out of the general context, attaching some political strength to it,” Churkin said.