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Georgian Foreign Minister: We did not open our airspace for transportation military cargo of the RF

2011-09-05 16:18

Georgian Foreign Minister: We did not open our airspace for transportation military cargo of the RF. 21609.jpegThe Georgian Foreign Ministry issued a denial of the fact that Georgia allegedly opened its airspace for Russia to transport military cargo.

"This fact is not true" - the "GHN" quoted reply from the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Nino Kalandadze on the journalists' questions regarding the report of John Bass in Washington, which claims that Tbilisi has opened its airspace for Russia to transport military supplies to Armenia. This report was recently posted on the pages of infamous web site Wikileaks.

Russia several times referred to Georgia on the issue of opening of air space but the Georgian side did not satisfy the request, Kalandadze said.

"We should be wary of materials of Wikileaks, since we do not know whether they are authentic. But this fact is not truth. Russia several times referred to us on the opening of air space but we did not satisfy that request. This appeal was received from Russia in 2008" - said the deputy minister.

She added that the Georgian side did not expect such proposals from Russia. Kalandadze recalled that the Parliament of Georgia abolished the agreement between Georgia and Russia "On the Use of Airspace" ratified earlier.

Recall, the report of American Ambassador to Georgia John Bass on February 17, 2010 on the situation in the country which was sent to Washington and published by Wikileaks last week.

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