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Burjanadze: Relations with Russia are the main Georgia's priority2012-05-11 13:04
On Friday, Former Speaker of the Parliament, the leader of the opposition "Democratic Movement "United Georgia" Nino Burjanadze called the normalization of relations with Russia, severed after the 2008 war, the first and most important priority for Georgia, the VZGLIAD correspondent in Tbilisi reported.gt-en-newsitem-inside
"Those who are afraid to talk about it, they're unable to do it, and therefore they're useless for Georgia", she told the newspaper "Resonansi", not excluding new trip to Moscow.
"I have repeatedly told (President Mikheil) Saakashvili, that he could not talk to Russia that way. We must know our price and place. We talk to Russia the way, America dosen't allow itself", she said.
"And even worse calamity can befall us, if you do not take into account the interests of our state. Our first and most important priority is the normalization of relations with Russia", the edition quoted the opposition leader.
Recall, Georgia severed diplomatic relations with Russia after the 2008 war, when Georgian troops entered South Ossetian capital Tskhinval, and Russia had to provide assistance to Russian citizens in South Ossetia. Later, independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia was recognized by Russia.