Georgia, Tbilisi, June 27 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
If Georgia fails to establish relations with Russia, Tbilisi is doomed, Georgian ex-President Eduard Shevardnadze said.
"If Georgia manages to improve relations with Russia, we will be able to live like a normal country, otherwise, we are doomed," Shevardnadze said in an interview with the weekly Asaval-Dasavali.
He said the key of resolving the Georgian problems is in Moscow, rather than Europe.
"Russia is a country of such a force that can win the war waged against Europe," he said. So, nobody wants to spoil relations with it."
Shevardnadze stressed that recent statements of some European leaders, namely French President Nicolas Sarkozy, said that Russia has fulfilled the agreement of Aug. 12, 2008 to withdraw its troops from Georgia. It points out that Europe is gradually moving closer to
Moscow and begins to share its point of view on the conflict of August 2008.