Russian President Dmitri Medvedev has called on Europe to send more international observers to monitor the Georgian government. It came in a telephone conversation with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
The two leaders were speaking ahead of an EU emergency meeting in Brussels on Sunday to discuss the crisis in Georgia. Medvedev is reported to have told Brown he is hoping for a “constructive dialogue” with the EU and other international oganisations on the situation.
The Union has criticised the ongoing deployment of Russian soldiers inside Georgia. The diplomatic conflict between Moscow and Tbilisi continues in the aftermath of the recent war over South Ossetia.
The countries have broken off relations and Georgia now says it will tighten visa requirements for Russians seeking to enter its territory.