Georgia, Tbilisi, 21 August / Trend corr. N.Kirtskhalia / "Russia must stop occupation of Georgia and withdraw its troops from the territory of the country immediately," Eduard Shevarnadze, Georgian ex-President addressed to the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Premier Minister Vladimir Putin.
"I am deeply confirmed that all we support the peace between our nations. We also should take active part to lay foundation for new friendship relations between Georgia and Russia," is stated in the statement.
"I am over 80 age, and I looked back to long standing Georgian and Russian relations repeatedly. Let us to write about the relations between our nations what our conscience dictate to us. Withdraw of troops depends to Russia, which enable all of us to restore the traditional friendship relations between our nations and countries. I am sure that the important interests of our nations demand this," is stated in the statement.
At the same time, ex-President said that "representatives of many newspapers and channels appealed to me for interview". "In most cases the journalists released true positions, although some foreign media distorted my statements and judgment," Shevarnadze said. Some Russia media representatives distorted my interview and used it as a critic against the incumbent President Mikhail Saakashvili.
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