Expert: talk about the success of Georgia at WTO negotiations is propaganda
According to an expert on Southern Caucasus Victor Yakubyan, so-called "triump" of Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili after Russia's concessions in the negotiations on WTO membership - is no more than usual propaganda attempts of the Georgian president. According to the GHN citing Yakubyan's interview to IA REGNUM, initially Georgia was not a subject in these negotiations, it was a kind of bargain between Moscow and Washington.
"It is obvious that Russia has agreed on the monitoring of Abkhazian and South Ossetian border checkpoints not only in exchange for the WTO accession. We must proceed from the fact that the United States, in turn, have also been keenly interested in the successful completion of negotiations, therefore, they could not dictate unilateral concessions in this case. And now Moscow is specifically does not respond to the propaganda of Saakashvili, because they can not reveal the essence of the agreements. Moscow, to some extent, sacrificed the interests of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, but in exchange, the Americans will help in some internal political issues in Georgia, what we'll see in the coming months", said the expert.
The publication of Condoleezza Rice's memoirs, which were in fact evidence of Saakashvili's mental imbalance, which became the main cause of the war in South Ossetia, appeared the first signal of the fact that Washington has begun to fulfill its part of the agreements, said further expert.
"The second signal - is the mood of allegations by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Tbilisi, who focused on issues of democracy, in fact, demanding Saakashvili to hold democratic elections", said Yakubyan.
He also noted that all of this is adequately to the appearance of Georgian billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili at the political stage.
"This is a very powerful and cautious man. This decision to oppose Saakashvili could be made only after approval and receipt of guarantees by the U.S. It is possible that the has received same guarantees from Moscow", said the expert.