Monday, September 1, 2008
Matthew Bryza – Russia not telling the truth about buffer zones
Russia is not telling the truth when it says it has the right to create so-called buffer zones in Georgia under the terms of 6-point agreement, Matthew Bryza US Deputy Secretary of State, declared in Slovenia where he was attending an energy summit. “According to the fifth point, Russia has the right to take additional security measures. The decree acknowledged by Nicolas Sarkozy clearly shows that Russia can patrol in the Tskhinvali region and a few kilometers outside it only”, says Bryza. According to him, what has happened in Georgia proves that it’s important that Europe diversifies its gas supply. Europe must quickly decide how long it wants to be dependent on Russian gas, the Deputy State of Secretary stressed.