Georgia thinks Russia became the USSR
The Foreign Ministry of Georgia sees no difference between Russia and Soviet Union, confessed deputy foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze at today's briefing - Novosti-Gruzia.
"We have many reasons to think that even if Russia isn't the Soviet Union now, its present-day leaders have a desire to be the Soviet Union," Kalandadze said.
This statement is a comment to the words of Herve Morin, the Minister of Defense of France. In his view, sale of Mistral helicopter-carrier won't affect the balance of forces between Russia and Georgia tangibly. Besides, he's sure the purchase won't put Georgia's security under threat, as Russia isn't the USSR and therefore emits no threat.
The Foreign Ministry of France expressed its disagreement with France's position and believes it's an unfriendly step to Georgia.
"We stick to our position, as this weapon can get into hands of Russia, which is now, unfortunately, out of control, and can violate the international law, despite the pressure of world community," Kalandadze said.