Georgia’s Cabalistic Peace Agreement with Russia
11 January, 2012
Georgia’s Cabalistic Peace Agreement with Russia

It was terribly unfair and cabalistic for Georgia. Based on that document, four parties would use the mandate of a peacemaker – the so called South Ossetia (the Tskhinvali Region), North Ossetia, the Russian Federation and Georgia. This meant that Georgia was in minority against the three remaining parties of the peace agreement. Professor Simon Maskharashvili has more.



GJ – What were the most important provisions of the peace-making agreement?
S.M. – It was terribly unfair and cabalistic for Georgia.

Based on that document, four parties would use the mandate of a peacemaker – the so called South Ossetia (the Tskhinvali Region), North Ossetia, the Russian Federation and Georgia. This meant that Georgia was in minority against the three remaining parties of the peace agreement. The document was of course not ranking as a regular international agreement. It was more like an agreement between Yeltsin and Shevardnadze. Shevardnadze was a new arrival in Georgia and the country was torn apart by the revolutionary civil confrontations. Yeltsin took advantage of those factors and imposed this utterly unfavorable agreement on Georgia. Georgia was clearly enticed into signing it. This happened in June of 1992. Georgia was soon accepted as a member of the United Nations Organization, but right at that moment the Russian special services made many powerful attempts to render their agents more active. They kept putting a bug in the ear of pro-Russian part of the Apkhaz (Abkhazian) population to secede from Georgia using as a pretext the fact that the Soviet Union had already been broken up and there is a new constitution functioning in Georgia which allowed Apkhazeti to remain part of Georgia only as one of the units of a federation. They also insisted that the Georgian government was not legitimate, and things like that. In a word, huge efforts were made on part of Russia to develop sense of separatism in one of Georgia’s provinces Apkhazeti.

GJ – And that was all done to cajole Georgia into the unequal confrontation against a giant like Russia on the territory of Apkhazeti (Abkhazia), wasn’t it? 
S.M. – You are absolutely right! That was a Russian-Georgian war because one side was represented by the armed formations of Georgia, and on the other, there were Russia’s citizens and the official military forces of Russia, the Russian divisions.

GJ – Including both the air force and navy...
S.M. – Right!

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