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Georgian Official Hopes Next PACE Resolution Will Be Tougher

TBILISI -- Georgian Deputy Parliament speaker Mikheil Machavariani says he hopes the next resolution from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the Georgian-Russian conflict will be stricter.

Machavariani told RFE/RL's Georgian Service that PACE's resolution in April should put even more pressure on both sides to make them meet PACE's demands.

In a resolution adopted on January 28, the assembly said that Georgia has complied with "many but not all" of the assembly's demands made in October, whereas Russia has "not yet complied with the majority" of the demands that were made.

The resolution also urged Russia to renounce its recognition of the Georgian breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent states.