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Saakashvili accuses Moscow of trying to influence the outcome of election in Georgia2012-09-26 12:18
At the UN General Assembly President Mikheil Saakashvili stated Russia was trying to influence the outcome of the parliamentary election in Georgia, the Interfax reported.gt-en-newsitem-inside
"I have to draw your attention to the threats to the security of my country, generated abroad. Representatives of the EU monitoring mission reported that Russia was illegally boosting its forces in the occupied territories of Georgia - South Ossetia, which is internationally recognized as part of Georgia", Saakashvili said.
He added that Russia has allocated a lot of funds to influence the outcome of voting in Georgia. "Russia has pumped billions of dollars into Georgian election campaign", Saakashvili stated.
Georgian leader appealed to the allies of Georgia to pay attention to this fact. "Your vigilance and participation are necessary in order that history does not repeat, and 2012 does not turn into 2008 or 1921 - the last time whem Russia put an end to our independence", he said.
Note also that earlier Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich stated the Georgian authorities were actively using administrative resources and allowed other violations in the election campaign, the RIA Novosti reported.
"I won't unfounded. This is quite clearly reflected in the findings of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, which has already expressed concern in relation with suspicious decisions on updating the national (electoral) the legislation", Lukashevich said.