About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 21:26 - 23 Nov.'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
23 Nov.'14 21:26
Abkhaz Leader Speaks of New Treaty with Russia
Putin and Khajimba will sign the treaty in Sochi on November 24.
22 Nov.'14 19:23
Tbilisi Condemns Russia’s Move to Sign New Treaty with Sokhumi
The Foreign Ministry said it is a step towards “annexation of Georgia’s occupied territories.”
22 Nov.'14 18:57
Moscow, Sokhumi Endorse Final Text of New Treaty
Although the text has been revised, concerns still remain in part of the Abkhaz society.
21 Nov.'14 16:28
Civil Society Groups Slam PM for ‘Aggressive Tone’
PM criticized for using “inappropriate” and  “slanderous” remarks in reference to campaign group.
21 Nov.'14 14:57
3 Guantanamo Detainees Transferred to Georgia
The first time when Guantanamo detainees were transferred to Georgia was in 2010.
20 Nov.'14 22:38
GD’s Dueling Bills on Surveillance Regulation
Two competing bills on key part of surveillance regulation were tabled by GD MPs.
20 Nov.'14 15:22
Moscow, Tskhinvali Drafting ‘Comprehensive Treaty on Integration’
Meanwhile, govt in breakaway Abkhazia endorsed final text of draft treaty with Moscow.
20 Nov.'14 13:24
Parliament’s Group of Confidence Holds First Meeting
MoD-related cases, including one that caused split within GD coalition, discussed.
19 Nov.'14 15:42
PM Hails ‘Very Successful’ Visit to Brussels
He said he had “very fruitful” and “positive” talks with NATO, EU officials.
18 Nov.'14 21:04
Burjanadze Criticizes Govt’s ‘NATO Rhetoric’
She said choice is between “illusionary NATO membership” and restoration of territorial integrity.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
56