About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 23:59 - 31 Jul.'14
 
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Saakashvili Phoned Putin over Russia’s ‘Aggressive Moves’
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 21 Apr.'08 / 20:24

President Saakashvili said downing of a Georgian drone by Russia’s fighter jet, combined with Russia’s recent decision to establish legal links with Abkhazia and South Ossetia was “unprovoked aggression against the sovereign territory of Georgia.”

He said that he held a phone conversation with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on April 21. “I categorically demanded from him to immediately repeal that act [on establishing links with breakaway regions] and to stop attacks on Georgia,” Saakashvili said and added the conversation “was not easy.”

Saakashvili said that Georgia had incontrovertible evidence – video footage transmitted by the unmanned spy plane before it was shot down – proving that the drone was downed by Russia’s MIG-29 fighter jet. “This is unfriendly move,” he said.

He also said that Russia’s decision to establish official links with Abkhazia and South Ossetia amounted “to legalization of annexation of large part of Georgia’s territory.”

Saakashvili said that despite Russia’s provocative steps, Tbilisi’s only response would be “offering more peace initiatives.”

“Georgia has peace plan, unprecedented peace plan, which is supported unanimously by the international community,” he said. “Georgia does not need unrest and hostilities. But my compatriots we should tell the entire world that Georgia will never tolerate seizure of our territories.” He has also called for “unity and calmness.”

Latest News
31 Jul.'14 23:59
More U.S. Senators Express Concern over Filing Charges Against Saakashvili
Two senators said Georgia “should be united in focusing on the future instead of litigating the past.”
31 Jul.'14 15:55
PM: Suspending Free Trade Agreement by Russia 'Not a Tragedy'
Govt members say no need to “dramatize” Russia’s decision.
31 Jul.'14 14:51
PM Pledges 'Objective, Transparent' Handling of Case Against Saakashvili
“Objective investigation will respond” Saakashvili, PM Garibashvili said.
31 Jul.'14 13:29
EU 'Takes Note with Concern' of Filing Criminal Charges Against Saakashvili
EU said it “will closely monitor these and other legal proceedings” against former govt members.
31 Jul.'14 12:49
1H GDP Growth 6% - Preliminary Data
Economy grew 5.1% y/y in second quarter of 2014 after 7.1% y/y growth in the first quarter.
31 Jul.'14 12:36
Constitutional Reform Commission's Mandate Prolonged
Deadline for tabling draft of constitutional amendments extended from September to March.
31 Jul.'14 11:57
Georgian Diplomat: Scrapping Free Trade Treaty by Russia 'Not a Tragedy'
The move was expected, said Georgian PM’s special envoy for relations with Russia.
30 Jul.'14 23:58
In Hungary Saakashvili Comments on Charges Against Him
“Why do I need a political asylum?” ex-president said.
30 Jul.'14 22:39
Russia Plans to Suspend Free Trade Treaty with Georgia
The move comes after Georgia signed deep and comprehensive free trade agreement with the EU.
30 Jul.'14 21:17
Senior GD MP Responds to U.S. Senators' Statement on Charges Against Saakashvili
Foreign affairs committee chairman lays out authorities’ “objections” to four Senators’ statement.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
84