Russia and Georgia can discuss relations on the sidelines of the Geneva Meeting on Transcaucasia - Grigory Karasin


The Geneva security meetings in the South Caucasus are devoted exclusively to the relations of Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Georgia

Representatives of Russia and Georgia can discuss bilateral relations between the countries on the sidelines of the Geneva Security Discussion in the South Caucasus, which will take place on July 2-3, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin.

The capital of Georgia on June 20 was overwhelmed by protests, the protesters opposed the participation of Russian delegates in the session of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy. The radicals seized the parliament building, where the Russian representatives were. SWAT dispersed the rally, but the protests continued on June 21. 240 people were injured, more than 300 were detained. Against the background of aggravated relations, flights between the Russian Federation and Georgia were suspended.

"The Geneva Security Meetings in the South Caucasus are devoted exclusively to relations between Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Georgia. There will not be discussed the state of bilateral Russian-Georgian relations. But since there will be representatives from Georgia, we will probably devote some time to this topic on the margins of the event», - said Karasin in an interview with the newspaper "Kommersant".

Karasin has also stressed that Russia will fight for active relations with Georgia. Stressing that the Russian Federation expects from the Georgian party to normalize the situation in the country and the termination of the Russophobic campaign.

There are no diplomatic relations between Russia and Georgia, the dialogue between the countries is maintained within the framework of the Geneva discussions. Relations between the two countries were severed by the Georgian side after the Moscow recognition of the sovereignty of Abkhazia and South Ossetia on August 26, 2008.

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