Medvedev: Events in Georgia in 2008 is a lesson for Armenia and Azerbaijan
According to the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, the operation to force Georgia to peace, which was held by Russia in 2008 in South Ossetia, has become a "serious lesson" for Armenia and Azerbaijan, which are in conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. As reported by Trend, such opinion Russian president expressed on the eve in an interview to the Russian and Georgian media. "When it ("five-day war") has occurred, the two leaders - President Ilham Aliyev and President Serge Sargsyan - had met in Sochi. They had said: "It's bad, of course, that it all happened, for Caucasus it is a hard situation". And I told them: "It is very bad. But you know, for us it is a lesson that it is better to hold endless negotiations about the fate of Nagorno-Karabakh, if there would be a referendum, how we should prepare a peace treaty and how we must spend the five days of war". It was a very serious lesson for them" - said Medvedev.
According to him, the leaders of Russia and Georgia could meet in Sochi or Kazan "and to think about how we should look for compromises in the relationship between the parts of united in former times state. But it would be a political process"- said Medvedev.
"Perhaps they would never have agreed or maybe there would appear some kind of confederation" - said Russian president.
"I think that the fact of disrupting of Georgia by Saakashvili will be remembered by people. And this is the most important thing" - concluded the president of Russia.