Temur Yakobashvili assesses Putin's visit to France as ‘purposeful political gesture’
Georgia, Tbilisi, June 10 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
The Georgian Vice Prime Minister, the State Minister for Reintegration Temur Yakobashvili assesses the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's visit to France, which was followed after the Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili's visit to Paris as "purposeful political gesture". " He said at a press conference today that Europe, including France, are not going to tolerate Russia's attempt to "wipe Georgia from the map", as well as the declaration of independence of Abkhazia and the so-called South Ossetia.
"After the war with Georgia, Russia understood that its army is part of scrap metal and badly equipped," Yakobashvili said.
It eliminates the possibility of fomentation of a new war by Russia. Yakobashvili believes that the new war will not start for two reasons. "The first reason is Georgia's defence, and the second the international political conjuncture", he said.
Yakobashvili also stressed that all the talks about the fact that the West turned to Georgia back after the war, was refuted by the President's visit to France.