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Principles being 'crushed' by tanks: Georgia to the UN

Latest update : 2008-09-24

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili on Tuesday urged the UN General Assembly to stand up to Russia, and not allow its principles to be "crushed" by tanks and "ethnic cleansing".

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili on Tuesday challenged the United Nations not to allow its principles to be "crushed" by Russia.
  
"Will this body stand up for its founding principles, or will it allow them to be crushed under the treads of inading tanks, under the boots of ethnic cleansers," he said in an address to the UN General Assembly.
  
Saakashvili said that Russia's assault to eject Georgia from two pro-Moscow rebel territories last month posed "a general challenge."
  
He called for an independent international investigation into the five-day war over South Ossetia and asked the United Nations to ensure that a ceasefire agreement is observed and for the peaceful resolution of Georgia's separatist conflicts.

Date created : 2008-09-24

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