Georgian FM comments on tough policy towards Russia
Tbilisi, Georgia, Oct. 20
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
While commenting on Georgia's tough policy towards Russia, Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze said that whatever happens, Georgia will not use force.
"Tightening of Georgia's policy towards Russia envisages intensive use of diplomatic channels and prompt dissemination of information about this country's threats," she said.
"Whatever happens, Georgia will not use force as it committed to non-use of force," she said. "Everything will be connected with intensive messages and prompt informing of the partners about our problems."
A decision about toughening the policy towards Russia was made during a meeting of the Crisis Management and Security Council under Georgian Prime Minister October 18.
Large-scale military action was launched between Georgia and Russia in South Ossetia on August 8, 2008.
Later, Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and expelled the Georgian military.
Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in late August.
In response, Tbilisi ended diplomatic relations with Moscow and has called the two unrecognized republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.