Eduard Shevardnadze: Putin instructed the reconciliation with Georgia Primakov

Former Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze said in an interview with “Time of news” about the prospects for improving Russian-Georgian relations.

According to Eduard Shevardnadze, now there were only the first signs of dialogue. This, according to the chief diplomat of the Soviet Union, resulted in visits to Moscow, the famous Georgian politicians Zurab Noghaideli and Nino Burjanadze, who received the Prime Minister of Russia Vladimir Putin.

According to the ex-president of Georgia, Vladimir Putin offered to engage in Georgian affairs “sophisticated diplomat, Yevgeny Primakov. “This is just the beginning. But the start is always difficult, so this is a good thing. In the near future expect breakthroughs, I think, should not”, - said E. Shevardnadze.

Regarding possible negotiators from the Georgian side, E. Shevardnadze names the vice-speaker of Georgian parliament, known to physicians Pridon Todua, ex-Foreign Minister Irakli Menagarishvili and former Ambassador of Georgia to Russia Vazha Lordkipanidze.

Former Georgian president is sure that Russia is a serious mistake by recognizing the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. “If Abkhazia or South Ossetia deserve independence, why Chechnya with 3 million people do not deserve? Dagestan with 4.5 million?” They all want independence. Ingushetia, too … I think sooner or later Russia, this error will be corrected. Or Russia itself is correct, or the circumstances of Change “, - said E. Shevardnadze.

21 May 2010 | primakov, putin, shevardnadze

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