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Medvedev Added a Fly in the Fabulous Ointment of Nabucco

2009-07-14 15:47

3364.jpegThe flash visit of the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to Tskhinvali, unexpected for everybody, became an unpleasant surprise for the Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili who at that time was in Ankara, where was present and spoke at the ceremony of signing the Nabucco project.


«I am quite pleased to know that our three countries - Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey - are the locomotives of global power projects that many used to call fairytales. But we've managed to make the fairytales of Baku-Tbilisi-Jeikhan, Baku-Tbilisi-Erzerum come true. I am twice glad that today we will implement another project, Nabucco, Mikhail Nikolozovich reveled in his eloquence. - Some countries are trying to give a certain political complexion to this event, but this is false. By participating in Nabucco, our countries pursue their economical interests, as well as those of approaching Europe. Nabucco will be the bridge connecting the Caucasus and the Caspian region with Europe».

But as soon as the Georgian President heard of Dmitry Medvedev meeting the South Ossetian President Edward Kokoity in Tskhinvali, not a stick or stone remained of his good mood caused by the signing of the «project of the century».

«I do not know if their (Russian) visit is a response to the Nabucco summit that they consider as their diplomatic failure, or if it was a response to the visit of the US President Obama to Moscow. Despite the fact that all these months Putin's fingers itched to attack Georgia and devastate our statehood, suddenly he realized that he did not currently have such resource and power and that nobody would give him such a possibility now. Anyway we are dealing with a very shameful act», - the Georgian leader angrily reacted to the message on Medvedev's visit to Tskhinvali.

Calling this visit to South Ossetia «immoral», Mikhail Saakashvili, striking an attitude of an offended one, said to the Georgian journalists in Ankara that it was a shameful act at least because «when the leader of little Georgia has left his country and is resolving some global issues with many other global leaders, the president of such a (huge) Russia has sneaked to South Ossetia» and is meeting «filthy assassins and corrupted criminals». «Has anything like this happened in the Russian history?» - wondered the Georgian President, definitely not alien to theatrical effects. And replied immediately with emotion: «I think what has happened today will go down in the history of Russian diplomacy as the most shameful and immoral precedent».

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