Jaap de Hoop Scheffer: “All sides should make concessions in the issue of Georgian-Ossetian conflict”

Jaap de Hoop Scheffer: “All sides should make concessions in the issue of Georgian-Ossetian conflict”
# 19 September 2008 10:45 (UTC +04:00)
London –APA. NATO defense ministers are discussing the Georgian-Ossetian conflict and its results for the North Atlantic alliance in London. In his interview with the Russian Vesti TV channel, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said it was important to seek political way of solution to this conflict, APA reports. “It means that all sides should make concessions”. Scheffer said he never called Medvedev-Sarkozy plan unacceptable. “I criticized deployment of Russian troops in the Georgian territory, including South Ossetia and Abkhazia. It is difficult to accept it”.
The NATO Secretary General said despite the Russia’s protests and situation around the separatist regions of Georgia, Ukraine and Georgia saved their bid for NATO membership.
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