facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

European Union may investigate S. Ossetia

Sept. 6, 2008 at 4:45 PM   |   Comments

AVIGNON, France, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said Saturday the European Union may investigate the conflict in the Georgian region of South Ossetia.

The French official said the international organization wants an international inquiry into the confrontation that began when Georgia began military actions against the breakaway region last month, RIA Novosti reported.

"We are for an international probe," Kouchner said following a EU foreign ministers meeting. "We need to know who is responsible for unleashing the conflict."

He also said the European Union would not react to Russia's subsequent military incursion by imposing sanctions against the country.

RIA Novosti noted the call for an investigation comes in the wake of Russia's official recognition of both South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent lands.

© 2008 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Medal of Honor to be awarded to Civil War soldier
2
Colombia releases notorious hitman 'Popeye'
3
Firing range instructor shot by 9-year-old girl dies
4
U.S. military jet crash lands in rural Virginia
5
Bodies of missing family found in Oregon lake
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback