Russia hopes for normalization of relations with Georgia
Russia hopes that the new Georgian government will also hold the course of normalization of relations with Russia, RIA Novosti quotes Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying.
Last week parliamentary elections were held in Georgia, as a result of which a new government will be formed. Opposition bloc "Georgian Dream" got the majority of the votes.
Military actions were launched in the Georgian territory, South Ossetia on Aug.8 in 2008. Later the Russian troops occupied the Tskhinvali city and drove the Georgian military back. Russia recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in late August. In response, Tbilisi broke off diplomatic relations with Moscow and announced two unrecognized republics as the occupied territories.