Georgia will defend its hotel in Moscow through diplomatic ways
According to Georgian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nino Kalandadze, Georgia will seek to return the hotel, located in central Moscow, which has been "taken away" by the Russian side through diplomatic ways. As reported by Trend, such a statement was made by Kalandadze to reporters at a traditional briefing today. According to her, it was learned that the hotel in the center of Moscow, which was illegally taken away from Georgia, will be put up for auction.
"We consider this dispute as an interstate, since the hotel, located in our property, was taken away illegally in 2006. Now it is being sold at auction. This is lawlessness and at the same time - a violation of the Vienna Convention. Despite this, we are not going to transfer dispute into the legal space and we will solve this issue diplomatically through the Swiss embassy by exchanging notes" - underlined Kalandadze.
She added that the seizure of the hotel, as well as the history of power cut in the Georgian section of the Embassy of Switzerland, is considered by the Georgian side in the same context.
According to Russian media, the hotel "Melody", which is located at Skatertny Lane in central Moscow, last week was put up for auction. Until October 2006, this building was occupied by the guest house "Tbilisi" under the embassy of Georgia. Later, its owner became the Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Melody".