From Turkish Weekly: The presence of Russian troops in Abkhazia and South Ossetia is inappropriate, NATO Secretary General Special Representative in Central Asia and South Caucasus Robert Simmons told reporters in the Security Forum of Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council which is underway in Astana.

“We believe that the presence of Russian troops is inappropriate and a document which was signed under the aegis of France, is not fulfilled,” Simons said. “Russia’s military contingent should be withdrawn from Abkhazia and South Ossetia, as today it is greater than it was before the conflict erupted.”