Lavrov: Georgian authorities turn Russia into an enemy of the Georgian people
Moscow is concerned that the Georgian authorities depict Russia as an enemy of the Georgian people, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said during a press conference in Moscow.
"We're concerned about their direction on depicting Russia as the enemy of the Georgian people and to cultivate this spirit in young Georgian youth, as well as to sow the seeds of hatred for years to come", he said.
Lavrov was amazed by the speech of Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, when he referred to the Treaty Georgievsk as the first case of occupation of Georgia by the Russian Empire.
"At first I just laughed, but then I realized that maybe this is what their children learn in Georgian schools. It's scary, when it's part of common history, when Georgia had found patronage from Russia, fleeing from aggressive neighbors, and on the other hand, when they tell that Russia had occupied Georgia", Lavrov said.