Saakashvili accuses Russia of blackmail


A press conference was held for several hours before the departure of the Georgian president in Batumi for a meeting with EU Commissioner Catherine Ashton, visit which, according to observers, is the start of negotiations between the EU and Georgia for the conclusion of the Association Agreement.

Georgian president spoke to reporters about his unofficial visit to Ukraine, where he met with the Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych. Saakashvili also reported on his meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, which had "a long conversation on issues of mutual interest." He called the talks with Ukrainian and Belarusian counterparts, the real diplomatic breakthrough, "that the right way, with which his country will never give up."

"I think that no matter what we different countries have different problems, our dialogue in the framework of the Eastern Partnership is very important for co-integration in the European Union," Saakashvili said.

As for Russia, then, the Georgian leader, this country is using blackmail leverage against its neighbors.

Today, the first channel of the National State Television and Radio Show the journalist Denis Kurian interview with Mikhail Saakashvili, who in the announcement of the telecast was called "the Georgian leader of the revolution." Details on our website later.

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