(Tbilisi, February 1, Civil Georgia) – The UN Security Council on January 31 extended the mandate of the United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG), the UN news center reports. Mandate is extended through 31 July.
UNOMIG facilitates peace talks between Georgia and its breakaway region of Abkhazia.
In addition, the Security Council called on the parties to bring to justice those responsible for the shooting down of a UNOMIG helicopter last year.
It also expressed concern at the “disturbing tendency” by the parties to restrict the freedom of movement of UNOMIG.