As can be seen from the reports of the Georgian media, the Georgian leader, it seems, went to Ukraine twice. First time — July 9, a one-day visit to the drop of English-language edition of the Digest Messenger, personally congratulate the Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovych and his 60th birthday. Details about the meeting not, commentators write. We only know that Saakashvili is no one on this anniversary did not.
"Of course, the experts can explain it this way: Ukraine — a member of the Georgia and Tbilisi should strengthen its relations with this country"Writes the online edition Geurasia.
But imagine that one president arrives unexpectedly to the other and says, "I come to you on their own initiative," would seem to matter unprecedented and absurd comedy. "
As to the meeting between Saakashvili and Lukashenko, it is, according to the Georgian service of Radio Liberty, proven in the administration of the Georgian president, on 12 July, when the Belarusian president, according to the protocol was on leave. It was the day after the informal summit of the CIS, which Saakashvili was not invited, because after the Georgian-Russian conflict in the country out of the Commonwealth.
As a well-known Georgian expert, director of the International Centre for Geopolitical Studies Tengiz Phalade, these informal meetings between politicians frequent in diplomatic practice. No big surprise in the fact that the meeting of Georgia and Belarus took place on the Ukrainian territory. According Phalade an important role is played here by the "theme of recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, where the position of Belarus and Ukraine is of great importance. In addition, both countries are under enormous pressure from Russia. Well, with Belarus is clear: The gas conflict, higher prices, etc. "
According to the deputy chairman of the parliamentary committee on international affairs, the Christian Democrat Nico Laliyashvili, Presidents held a meeting in accordance with the international commitments of Georgia, and was necessary for the restoration of the territorial integrity of Georgia, "Georgia can not afford to have any antipathy for strategic countries."
"In politics, you can never say 'never', provides Georgian" Liberty "speech diplomat Zurab Abashidze, Georgia's former ambassador to NATO and Russia. And if, on the basis of the public interest, it is necessary to cooperate with Lukashenko, when this is required for an informal meeting in the Crimea, a trip to birthday Yanukovych, whose rival Yulia Tymoshenko's government of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili personally and publicly supported, it is not possible in the near future to see at the negotiating table and Saakashvili Saakashvili and Medvedev or Putin?
"Now I do not have any information to confirm this, but I do not rule out — Georgian diplomat said. — I, for example, normally would have taken it, to be honest. Of course, depending on what the conversation will be conducted. However, at some point, these relations must be restored, it is now an axiom. "