Georgian Ambassador: Russia prevents Georgia's integration into EU
According to the Ambassador of Georgia to Azerbaijan Teimuraz Sharashenidze, after the war in South Ossetia and Abkhazia in 2008 the international community has realized that Georgia was being "torn" not by internal conflict, but Russia's actions aimed at strengthening the influence on one of the former Soviet Union. As reported by Trend, such opinion was voiced by Georgian Ambassador to a news conference with journalists.
"Today, Georgia tries to make international peacekeepers to be in "buffer zones" and "occupied territories", however, Russia prevents this" - said ambassador.
"Russia's aggression continues, they are building military bases at "occupied territories", increasing their contingent, they are carrying out militarizing this territories. Russia is also conducting subversive activities at the territory of Georgia" - added Sharashenidze.
He also believes that Russia has done everything to prevent Georgian integration into European institutions.
Georgian authorities. Russia, speaking on the side of Tskhinval, has carried out an operation to "force Georgia to peace" and has recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Later, Moscow's position was supported by Nicaragua, Venezuela and Nauru.
Official Tbilisi severed diplomatic relations with the Russian side, the two republics were called "occupied territories".
According to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, actions of the Russian authorities were "optimal" during the war in South Ossetia.