Georgia, Tbilisi, September 27 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
Georgia's participation in the Sochi Olympics due to the fact that in the event of an accident at the Games, Georgia will not be blamed, Georgian prime minister's special representative on Russian-Georgian relations Zurab Abashidze said in Parliament at a joint meeting of the Interim Commission on Territorial Integrity, the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Diaspora on Friday.
"The decision to participate in the Olympic Games was simple. This decision was made by the Olympic Committee and it is right. Our participation is related to the topic of security and reduces the risk that in the event of an accident there Georgia will be blamed, as it happened before. Earlier, if something had been happening in North Caucasus, then immediately Georgia was pointed out, Abashidze stressed.
According to him, there is not even a theoretical chance for Abkhazia and South Ossetia to participate in the Olympics.
Large scale military action was launched in South Ossetia on August 8, 2008. Later, Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and expelled the Georgian military.
Russia recognised the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in late August. In response, Tbilisi ended diplomatic relations with Moscow and has called the two unrecognised republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.
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