August war complicated Georgian relations with Azerbaijan and Armenia: opposition leader
Georgia, Tbilisi, July 6/ Trend N. Kirtzkhalia/
Unwise steps by the Georgian authorities, involving Georgia to war with Russia in August 2008, evolved new problems in the relations with other neighbors, the leader of the Alliance for Georgia Irakli Alasaniya told Trend .
This war led to definite overestimations in region, Alasaniya stated.
Large-scale military operations broke out in the unrecognized Republic of South Ossetia in the night of Aug.8. Georgian troops entered Tzkhinvali. Later Russian troops entered the city and drove Georgian military back. At the end of August, Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. In response, Georgia broke off diplomatic relations with Moscow and declared the unrecognized republics occupied territories.
Alasania said some problems also appeared in relations with Armenia, because Georgia is facing a danger of separatist movement by the densely populated large national communities.
"Of course, neither official Baku, nor Yerevan will favor separatist trends. But Russian special service organizations will work actively here and it is necessary to observe attentively these developments in regions, especially in Samtzkhe-Javakheti populated by Armenians."
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