Russia Refused to Take Part in Geneva Talks: Saakashvili

Georgia Materials 16 October 2008 10:49 (UTC +04:00)

Georgia, Tbilisi, 16 October/ Trend , corr N. Kirtskhalia/ Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said the Russian delegation has quitted Geneva talks "despite Georgia was very constructive". "Though there was first chance to hold serious talks with the EU and US mediation, Russians quitted talks," Saakashvili said to journalists in Brussels.

"This once again shows that what kind of people and diplomacy we are dealing with. If someone had illusions that it is possible to accomplish something under such conditions, I think, unfortunately, these people will have to give their views," he said.

All suspicions about Russia's possible actions were justified. It acted as the Soviet Union used to act in the hardest times of the Cold War. This is ruthless, he said.

Georgia will continue its struggle for independence and territorial integrity. We will continue to work with our friends, partners. We will continue consistent struggle to recover our lands and complete withdrawal of Russian military from the occupied lands of Georgia, he added.