Georgia, Russia take break in negotiations
Tbilisi, Georgia, Nov. 28
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Georgia and Russia took a break in negotiations, Georgian Prime Minister's special representative for relations with Russia Zurab Abashidze told reporters Nov. 28.
"The next meeting with the Russian First Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin was not scheduled," he said. "We took a break."
"Georgia and Russia must have some kind of channel for communicating," Abashidze said.
"We have no diplomatic relations with this country," he said. "But every country has a channel to maintain relations with Russia."
On the night of August 8, 2008, military actions were launched on the territory of South Ossetia, Georgia. Later the Russian troops occupied the city and drove back the Georgian military. In late August, Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. In response, Tbilisi broke off diplomatic relations with Moscow and announced two unrecognized republics as occupied territories.
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