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Saakashvili: no new war with Russia2009-07-10 11:55
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili is confident that after the Obama-Medvedev meeting there will be no new war Georgia was expecting from Russia.gt-en-newsitem-inside
This is what Georgian president said at the National Security Council's session last night commenting on the results of the US-Russia presidential meeting in Moscow.
According to him there was a serious risk of Russia's new aggression before this visit but due to well-articulated support for Georgia's territorial integrity and sovereignty the US President expressed which is shared by the whole democratic community, this threat has been neutralized.
"Everyone understands that Russia was planning a new war against Georgia which would take us back to the 1920s. But the support offered by our strategic partners and the world community didn't let it happen", - Saakashvili stated.
"Our expectations of a new war threat and Russia's hopes to take revenge and launch a new military aggression in order to regain control of the whole region have not fulfilled. There will be no war", - the Georgian president stated with confidence.
According to him Russia was trying to restore its influence on Georgia in two ways - via internal disorders organized in the country and political speculations in the international arena. For this purpose Russia allegedly was transferring money to finance different political forces in Georgia and in the international arena it tried to achieve influence over Georgia through various bargains including Afghanistan and nuclear arms reduction issues, Saakashvili believes.
He emphasized that as a result of the August war Georgia had lost its territories. But this loss is incomparable to the losses of Russia whose international status was significantly tarnished after the August war.