Russia has no intentions to change policy after Georgian aggression to join WTO - Medvedev (UPDATE)
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said that Russia does not intend to pay for entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO), the changing political realities of the post-Georgian aggression. But he stressed that the withdrawal of Georgian claims to Russia in WTO negotiations can be a starting point for the restoration of economic and diplomatic relations and then, according to RIA Novosti.
"If under the brand of entry into the WTO are trying to push through changes to the political realities, then we certainly will not agree and here even the WTO is the price that can be paid," - said Medvedev said in an interview with Russian television channel "RT", Georgian television station, "The first Information Caucasian" and "Echo of Moscow".
He stressed that if the Georgian leadership is wise and will change its position on Russia's WTO accession, "it can become if not a turning point, the contact point around which would continue to start over recovery of trade and economic relations, and then , you see, and diplomatic relations. "