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Russia hopes for the change of power in Georgia2009-03-23 12:01
This statement was made by Sergey Lavrov, the Foreign Minister of Russia, at the international forum in Brussels.gt-en-newsitem-inside
He expressed hope that Georgia will soon have the first person who will respect own people, neighbours and will be able to normalize relations. Lavrov mentioned he cannot understand the attitude of NATO to Georgia and said that in one of his talks with Condoleezza Rice noted: if Saakashvili uses force, NATO won't forget it. Lavrov wondered why does not keeps silent though Saakashvili has already used force. - RosBalt.
Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, responded immediately.
According to the leader of Georgia, he wasn't surprised by Lavrov's statement, as, in his view, this is, in general, the policy of Russia and its PM, Vladimir Putin.
The authorities of Georgia must pay no attention to the Russian diplomat's speech and must continue its way of development, Saakashvili believes.
In his opinion, Lavrov said nothing new; disintegration and destruction of Georgia is the official policy of Putin. That is why inside Georgia they [Russian authorities] need what he describes and of what speaks openly, Saakashvili stated.