Russia on Thursday accused Georgia of disrupting a meeting on preventing incidents on the Georgia's administrative border with its breakaway republic of Abkhazia, The Voice of Russia reported.
"The refusal of Georgia to participate in an expert meeting in the Abkhazian town of Gali points to the fact that false prestige is more important for Tbilisi than the security of their own borders", Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said.
The meeting within the framework of a joint mechanism to prevent and respond to incidents on the Georgian-Abkhazian administrative border was scheduled for June 27 in the Abkhazian town of Gali. The meeting was to be held at the expert level and was to involve parties from Abkhazia, Georgia, the European Union, UN and Russia.
"However, as it became known the Georgian side, under false pretenses, refused to attend the meeting despite the fact that previously the location had not presented a problem for them", said Lukashevich.
Military actions were launched in the Georgian territory, South Ossetia on Aug.8 in 2008. Later the Russian troops occupied the Tskhinvali city and drove the Georgian military back. Russia recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in late August. In response, Tbilisi broke off diplomatic relations with Moscow and announced two unrecognized republics as the occupied territories.