Russian FM: Georgia's demands are inappropriate
Moscow considers demands of the Georgian side to pass the "guest house" at the Skatertny lane to use of the section of Georgia's interests in Russia under the embassy of Switzerland inappropriate. As reported by "Georgia-News", such a statement was issued today by representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich.
"We consider the demands of the Georgian side to pass the so-called "guest house" at the Skatertny lane to use of the section of Georgia's interests in Russia under the embassy of Switzerland to the address Moscow, Skatertny lane, 13 unreasonable and inappropriate, because the agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Federal Council of the Swiss Confederation on the implementation of represent the interests of Georgia in Russia by Switzerland doesn't mention this building "- said Lukaszewicz.
"Earlier, we have already given a detailed explanation to the Georgian side about our arguments of baselessness of their claims for this property. In particular, one of the notes said that the relevant agreement on recognizing the right of ownership of this building by the Georgian side was not concluded between Russia and Georgia. In addition, in 2005, as a result of the audit at the interagency level of business entrepreneurship activities in the hotel under the Georgian embassy in Moscow, there were revealed numerous violations of Russian law by the leadership of this building"- he added.
Recall, the building at Skatertny lane in the center of Moscow, which has long been used for the reception of delegations and visitors of Mission of Georgia, has recently been put up for auction.
In this regard, the Georgian Foreign Ministry issued a statement in which it linked this fact with the other problems associated with the building of Consular Service of Georgia Interests Section under the Embassy of Switzerland in Russia at Ostozhenka street.
"These two issues were previously considered separately, but now they must be viewed in a bundle. The problems with the consular service and the putting of the building up for the auction, which was owned by Georgia and was officially but illegally taken away in 2006, coincided strangely. In fact, we were evicted from the building ...", - noted Deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze in her statement.