Karasin: Russian-Georgia relations have been improved, but

Karasin: Russian-Georgia relations have been improved, but

The Russian-Georgia relations have been improved over the recent years, but Georgia is still not ready to restore diplomatic relations with Russia, Russian State Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister Grigoriy Karasin said.

"In principle, we do not exclude the possibility of a visa-free regime with Georgia. Of course, in approaching this issue the relevant processes between the EU and Georgia should be taken into account," Sputnik cited Karasin as saying.

Russia gradually reclaimed its key role among Georgia's foreign partners over the past four years, with restored transportation, humanitarian contacts and cultural exchanges, Karasin said. 

"But at the same time, Georgia is still not ready to restore diplomatic relations with Russia, which it severed in September 2008. Official Tbilisi periodically 'breaks' into confrontational rhetoric against our country. That, to put it mildly, does not give stability to the aforementioned positive trends," Karasin stressed.

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