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Lavrov: Saakashvili "puts everything on its head" in connection with the 2008 war

2011-08-08 18:24

According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the Georgian leader Mikhail Saakashvili continues to speak in a spirit of aggressive advocacy on the issue of how the events of August 2008 developed. Lavrov said that Saakashvili is trying to "put everything on its head". As reported by Trend, such opinion was made public today by Lavrov, following talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea Kim Sung-hwan. Currently, he is in Moscow on an official visit.

As Lavrov said, between the two countries have not interrupted their ties in the fields of energy, transport and in the humanitarian sphere. "We are also ready to develop trade relations, as the president said, of course, in compliance with existing rules and regulations and without any attempts to politicize this issue" - RIA Novosti quoted remarks of Lavrov.

"I can assure you that even those states whose leaders officially and constantly talk about the need to respect Georgia's territorial integrity and express sympathy with the position of the current Georgian regime in public, in private talks are pretty acquainted with the issue. They know everything and say that they were forced to make such statements based on the so-called political expediency" - said the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

He added that there is not a single serious politician, who would not know all details of the issue, in the West.

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