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    Georgia may denounce former agreements on Georgian-Ossetian conflict

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    MOSCOW, October 7 (RIA Novosti) - Tbilisi may denounce agreements on the Georgian-South Ossetian conflict, the Georgian ambassador to Russia said Friday.

    Irakly Chubinishvili said Georgia would consider this step if "no progress was achieved" and peacekeepers failed "to fulfill their obligations in compliance with the existing agreements."

    Tbilisi "does not intend to get rid of peacekeepers in the region or to replace them," he said. "Our task is to achieve stability and progress."

    Georgia will not consider any agreements with the self-proclaimed republic of South Ossetia, which broke away after the USSR collapsed in 1991, but "will observe agreements with Russia," the ambassador said, adding that the Georgia was seeking the restoration of its "territorial integrity."

    In 1992, former Russian and Georgian Presidents Boris Yeltsin and Eduard Shevardnadze signed the Dagomys agreement, resulting in the cease-fire and deployment of peacekeepers in the conflict zone and the formation of the Joint Control Commission including Georgia, South Ossetia, Russia and North Ossetia.