Dmitry Medvedevthe: Alexei Druzhinin / RIA Novosti
Statement by the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev that Georgia’s accession to NATO may provoke “terrible” the conflict is proof that Tbilisi is a major progress in relations with the Alliance. With such statement on Monday, August 6, was the Chairman of the Committee for European integration in the Georgian Parliament Tamar Khulordava, reports “Georgia Online”.
“This convergence of annoying our Northern neighbor and that is what we have to write off sharp declarations from the Russian authorities. We made a choice, it is the sovereign choice of the Georgian people. Our choice is democracy, stability, peace and strong institutions, and this can be achieved is the European and Euro-Atlantic integration,” she said.
In turn, Advisor to the President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili Tengiz pkhaladze said that Medvedev’s words are a response to the recent NATO summit, held in Brussels. “Russia is trying to develop the myth that integration of Georgia into NATO may be associated with the destabilization of some type. First and foremost I will say that what it says and shows this statement is that in Russia, especially after the NATO summit in Brussels, with great seriousness about the prospects of Georgia’s accession to NATO, and I want to say that we and our partners use all the power that this perspective was carried out as quickly as possible, and that absolutely everyone saw that Georgia’s accession to NATO is the only guarantee for stability, security and future development of the region” — said Pkhaladze.
Vice-speaker of the Parliament of Georgia Gia Volski, said that Tbilisi needed security assurances, which, according to him, this country does not give Russia. “Our commitment from the perspective of Euro-Atlantic integration is not directed against anyone. Georgia, a small country needs security guarantees. These security guarantees Russia is not something that does not, and on the contrary, did everything that we had heavy external challenges,” he said.
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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