Abkhazia: OSCE Georgia Monitor Talks Suspended
Below is an article published by the Turkish Weekly:
"We don't see the point of continuing negotiations. The area of responsibility for monitors is the main sticking point," said the OSCE Permanent Council Chairman, Antti Turunen of Finland.
Russia sent forces deep into Georgia in August  after beating back an attempt by Tbilisi to retake the pro-Russian region of South Ossetia.
The OSCE agreed in principle last month [August 2008] to send 100 monitors to the area and 20 were deployed immediately after the war. But talks had been dragging on since then over their right to access all areas in the zone.
"We cannot force the negotiations forward here at the diplomatic level, so we will now consult with our home governments for new instructions," Turunen said. "That will take some days at least."
Turunen said he expected the current monitors to stay and work under the rules agreed previously. Including eight monitors who were in Georgia before the war, the OSCE now has 28 monitors there.