Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic integration is not targeted against anybody. It is targeted at the welfare of the country and threatens nobody – Giorgi Gakharia, Prime Minister of Georgia said.
Prime Minister responded to the remark made by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Gakharia underlined that menacing statements on part of Russia were not made for the first time.
Gakharia said that Georgia’s aspiration to become integrated into NATO was the position of the Georgian government and this was firmly declared before the international partners. “This is the position that is clear and open, acceptable and understandable for all normal persons,” Gakharia said.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that Moscow was prepared to respond what he regarded as a push to build bases near its borders. He warned NATO to think twice before adding certain nations into the group stating: “All attempts to drag countries with internal conflicts into NATO are extremely dangerous,” Medvedev said in an interview with Serbian newspaper Vecernje Novosti.
“We are a large country, we are a nuclear state, and the desire to place NATO bases in our immediate vicinity obviously cannot fill us with positive emotions. We have always responded and will continue to respond to this, both politically and in a military sense,” Medvedev said.