Provocation by Georgia against Russia is Ridiculous – Russian Politician
Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. А.Gasimova / The statements by the Georgian leadership concerning the connection of the Russian special services to disorders occurred in Tbilisi have no grounds. "The provocation by Georgia against Russia is ridiculous," Sergey Markov, the Russian politician and Political Investigation Institution's director, said.
Georgian President Michael Saakashvili charged of the Russian special services in connection to the recent disorders occurred in Tbilisi on 7 November. Georgian charged Russia of creation of unstable situation in Georgia, particularly of financing rallies by opposition.
Moscow denies the similar charges by the Georgian leadership.
The provocation by official Tbilisi against Russia would continue, Markov said by the telephone from Moscow on 8 November. "Badri Patarkatsishvili finances the rallies in Tbilisi and he is the best friend of Beryuzovski. And Beryuzovski is the rival of Kremlin," Markov added.
Touching upon the leaders of Georgian opposition, accused of pro-Russian positions, Markov said that they were the former team of Saakashvili. According to Markov, they were usually press on Saakashvili to be more severe against Russia. Saakashvili charged of Russia in all troubles, Markov said. Saakashvili lost several grounds after disorders in Tbilisi including Irakli Okurashvili, and mass support by population. The United States also re-consider relations with Georgia due to investigation of murder of the ex-Prime Minister, Zurab Jvani. Therefore, today Saakashvili wants to keep support by the United States, Markov said. Saakashvili announced 15 days stated of emergency due to the recent disorders in the country.