The Georgian Foreign Ministry believes that relations with the North Caucasus will not worsen after the special operation at Lopota gorge, as a result of which 11 militants were eliminated.
Georgia has an open policy toward the North Caucasian peoples and tries to deepen these relations, Deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze said at a briefing on Monday.
"I do not think we should expect particular political complications. Contrary, after the visa regime facilitation we have a positive dynamics in relations with the North Caucasus" Kalandadze said.
Special operation at Lopota gorge on neutralization of saboteurs from Dagestan began on August28. Some 11 militants were eliminated, but presumably there are several wounded members of the armed group hiding in the forests, the Interior Ministry said.