“We expect a prompt reaction to the statement of Dmitry Medvedev from the officials and Foreign Ministry,” said Ana Natsvlishvili, a member of the opposition Lelo party.
“Georgia has chosen the Euro-Atlantic course, and it is very regrettable that at this moment in history, the statements of the speakers of Georgia and Russia coincide alarmingly and shamefully,” she said.
Remarking on Dmitry Medvedev’s same statement, Mikheil Sarjveladze, a member of the ruling Georgian Dream stated that any statement, or action that is incompatible with the principle of Georgia’s territorial integrity is categorically unacceptable and illegitimate.
“Georgia’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, on the one hand, is recognized by the entire civilized international community, and Georgia’s position in this direction is unwavering and unequivocal,” he said.
Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council said: “In Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the idea of joining Russia is still popular. And it may well be implemented if there are good reasons for that.”