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Georgian leader says normalization of Russian ties possible

22 April 2014 [13:25] - TODAY.AZ
Georgian President Georgi Margvelashvili thinks ordered neighborly relations with Georgia is much more advantageous for Russia than the present and the establishment of relations is possible.

"The Georgian government has worked and works on moving relations with Russia in a rational direction," he said in the broadcast of the Georgian television.

From this perspective, the president considers it necessary to discuss the issues in a possible meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. "Serious work to prepare for a meeting with Putin and the planning of it is has not begun yet," he said.

Margvelashvili said that such a meeting should have a preparatory stage. "it is possible to normalize relations with Russia," he said.

Large scale military action was launched in South Ossetia on August 8, 2008. Later, Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and expelled the Georgian military.

Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in late August. In response, Tbilisi ended diplomatic relations with Moscow and has called the two unrecognized republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.



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