Karasin: Russia and Georgia need to find way out of situation after June 20 events
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin said that the situation that has evolved after the June 20 events in Tbilisi is unfavorable for both sides, the Georgian and Russian authorities must find a way out of it.
"We will try to understand each other better in order to find a way out of this unfavorable situation that has evolved after June 20-21. It is undesirable for our relations, and we need to overcome that," the Russian diplomat told Georgia’s Imedi television ahead of the Geneva talks on security and stability in the South Caucasus.
Karasin described the developments in Georgia that took place after June 20 as the country’s domestic issue, which should not result in anti-Russian sentiment.
He noted that this is Georgia’s domestic issue. "The political struggle is going on, the elections are approaching. We are perfectly aware of that. However, we do not want this to happen amid anti-Russian tensions," TASS cited Karasin as saying.
"We should prevent that somehow," Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister concluded.