Georgia to be cornered dropping out of CIS

The decision of the Georgian parliament to leave CIS has a technical nature, but corner Georgia, said vice-chairman of international affairs committee of State Duma Andrey Climov. According to him, problems of Georgia started from the moment when they reoriented from CIS to other far horizons, such as “Washington, Brussels and NATO”.

” Remaining in CIS, Georgian authorities could raise their country at the cost of integration in the Commonwealth, as well as to save their territorial integrity, since particularly in the framework of CIS they could secure peaceful settlement of South-Ossetia problem”, Klimov said.

According to him, Georgia has received a heaviest political crisis, the country has not joined NATO so far, two states dropped out of the Georgia – Russia recognized independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia at the end of last August , RIA Novosti reports.

On June 12, 2009 the Parliament of Georgia unanimously adopted two resolutions “About Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of CIS”, according to which the formal procedure of withdraw from the Commonwealth has been finalized. On Friday after two-month interval the legislative authority of the country gathered for a plenary session, despite continuing rallies of the Georgian opposition. “Georgia has already left CIS. There is an official letter in that connection, which I sent to relative bodies of the CIS Inter-Parliamentary Assembly a year ago. Therefore today we finalize that process legally and with formal resolution,” David Barkadze, Georgian parliament speaker said.

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