Georgia does not intend to waive constructive dialogue with Russia

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Tbilisi, Georgia, July 24

By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

The current situation in Ukraine is very difficult. Regarding Georgia's internal issues, we should focus on our own interests, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said in the interview with Imedi TV channel.

"Georgia has opportunities for the relations with Russia to become more constructive," he said.

"I understand that the situation in Ukraine is very hard," he added. "We are unanimous on this issue. But regarding our issues, we must focus on our own interests."

"A successful and positive meeting has been recently held between Georgian Prime Minister's Special Representative Zurab Abashidze and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin," Garibashvili added.

"Moreover, Russian and Georgian experts on the association agreement with the EU also met," he said.

He added that Georgia should continue the constructive dialogue in this direction.

Following mass demonstrations in support of the federalization of Ukraine in mid-April, the government started a special operation in the south-east of the country. Some 200 Ukrainian servicemen and law enforcement representatives were killed during this operation, according to the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. More than 600 were injured.

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