Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia: Putin's decision to be president isn't a new for us
Today, the Georgian Foreign Ministry commented the decision of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to run for president in the Russian Federation in 2012. As reported by "Georgia-News", he announced this decision last weekend at the congress of "United Russia".
As the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia David Jalagania, this decision was not unexpected, in fact, it shows who really runs the country. "We knew about this. This showed who really is power in Russia and defines Russia's policy" - said Jalagania.
The international community must make adequate conclusions, he added. "This gives us grounds for optimism based on the policy Russia will carry out. International community and the whole region should reflect this fact and make appropriate findings" - said the deputy minister.
Recall, speaking at the congress of "United Russia" on Saturday, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev agreed to head the party list for State Duma elections in December. In turn, he proposed Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to run for president of Russia, adding that he would go to work in government.