Russian Troops Attacked Pipelines Transporting Oil and Gas via Georgia: Mikheil Saakashvili

Politics Materials 14 November 2008 14:36 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, November 14/ Trend , corr S. Aliyev/ Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said in Baku in Energy Summit that Russian forces attacked the pipelines transporting oil and gas via Georgia in August.

"As a result of the conflict, bridges were destroyed and ports stopped work. This was a message to those who want to transport energy resources through this route. This is unacceptable," Saakashvili said in the 4th Energy Summit in Baku.

Saakashvili said Tbilisi does not oppose projects on transport of Russian gas to Europe. "However, Georgia announces that monopolism in this process is unacceptable," Saakashvili said.

"We should continue cooperation to ensure energy security of Europe. It concerns Odessa-Brodi, White Stream and Nabucco projects," Saakashvili said.

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