Saakashvili’s promises didn’t persuade Moscow
Moscow doubts sincerity of Georgian leader's words about non-use of force against Abkhazia and South Ossetia - Interfax.
"It can't but be considered that Georgian leaders treacherously took back own statements more than once. We all remember the "peaceful" TV address of Saakashvili on August 7th 2008, right several hours before the barbaric night firing of Tskhinval," the comment of the official representative of the Foreign Ministry says.
"Mikheil Saakashvili still tries to persuade world community of existence of some conflict between Russia and Georgia, when it must concern the many-year conflict between Tbilisi and peoples of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, which in result of another Georgian force risky gambling resolved by final self-determination of these peoples. It's s worthy noticing that in his speech in the European Parliament Mikheil Saakashvili continues using confrontation rhetoric towards Abkhazians and South Ossetians."
Foreign Ministry highlighted that all "solemn promises" of the Georgian government can be taken seriously only when legally binding.
"Russia still believes that way to safeguarding peace and stability is through fixing non-use of force obligations between Tbilisi and Tskhinval, as well as Tbilisi and Sokhum," the Ministry added.