Georgian Foreign Ministry disproved Karasin
First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Nikoloz Vashakidze considers the statement about increasing the Georgian side's military capabilities at the administrative borders of Abkhazia and South Ossetia by his colleague deputy head of Russia's Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin to be false. According to "Georgia-News", Karasin, when commenting results of 17th round of Geneva talks which took place on October 4, said that Tbilisi continues to increase military capabilities at the border with South Ossetia and Abkhazia, as well as sending groups to exercise acts of sabotage and reconnaissance to destabilize these regions.
But today, at a traditional briefing to reporters, Vashakidze shot back: "Georgia is not escalating military potential" .
"The most important thing is that Georgia is working closely with the EU monitoring mission (ECMM), which is watching all military movements. Mission does not note the fact, pointed by Karasin when providing misinformation to the public, as he did many times", said Vashakidze.
"The Russian side has not cooperated with the ECMM, so Russian military forces, located at the occupied territories, are not transparency subject. Therefore, those requirments should be sent to his (Karasin's) country (Russia)", said the Georgian official.