The statement by Russian President Vladimir Putin is not an ultimatum forGeorgia but for international terrorists hiding in this country, chairmanof the Federation Council international committee Mikhail Margelov told RBCcommenting on the statement made by the Russian leader on the situation inGeorgia. In the opinion of the senator, "Georgian authorities shouldrealize that they are responsible for any actions executed from theterritory of this country and threatening the neighboring countries andinternational security".Margelov believes that "Russia will not wait for special permission of theUN Security Council for protecting itself from terrorist attacks from theterritory of Georgia". At the same time, he expressed confidence that"Russia has every reason to reckon upon the support of its activities onthe part of the UN Security Council, as Georgia is outrageously violatingResolution 1,337 of the UN Security Council". For example, the senatorstressed that this concerned the non-observance of obligations "to preventthe movement of terrorists, to collaborate for preventing and suppressingterrorist attacks, and to take measures against those guilty of committingsuch deeds"..
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969