Dmitry Medvedevthe: Anatoly Zhdanov / Kommersant
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that Georgia’s accession to NATO could provoke a “terrible” conflict. On Monday, August 6, writes RBC with reference to the radio station “Kommersant FM”.
“It can provoke terrible conflict, it is unclear why it is necessary”, — he said.
Medvedev noted that the armed conflict between South Ossetia and Georgia could have been prevented. In his opinion, there was “no inevitability”.
July 12, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated that Georgia will join the NATO. He said he was impressed by the reforms that the last time Tbilisi.
Later, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow will negatively perceive the inclusion of Georgia and Ukraine in NATO. He stressed that the Alliance can work with these countries in a bilateral format, without taking them into their ranks. The Russian leader added that the deployment of the Alliance new military bases near the Russian borders is not conducive to the restoration of trust.
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