Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Ukraine, Georgia negotiating to engage Ukrainian peacekeepers in crisis settlement in Georgia - Ukraine's Foreign Ministry

Georgia and Ukraine are negotiating to involve Ukrainian peacekeepers in settlement of the situation in Georgia, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Vasyl Kyrylych told reporters. He stressed that Georgia is fully able to tackle the issue by its own. At the same time, the Foreign Ministry Spokesman said that if a decision or proposal are made at the international level to involve Ukrainian peacekeepers in conflict settlement, so the Ukrainian side will consider these issues. "However, our stance is based on that Georgia has its resource, as an independent state, to address the issues by its own". Vasyl Kyrylych specified that there are no agreements on the matter with the Georgian side so far.