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Georgian residents called a mistake diplomatic rupture with Russia in 2008

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Georgian residents called a mistake diplomatic rupture with Russia in 2008


We cope with the problems in relations between Moscow and Tbilisi only through dialogue, Georgians say. In their opinion, it is necessary to restore diplomatic contacts to proceed the dialogue, RIA Novosti reports.

The rupture of diplomatic relations occurred on September 2, 2008 on the initiative of Tbilisi after Moscow had recognized South Ossetia's and Abkhazia's independence in August 26, 2008.

According to the one of the Tbilisi residents Bezhan Samsonidze, the current situation is not beneficial for both parties. He assures that all this happens due to mistakes made in 2008 by Mikhail Saakashvily the Georgian President that time. They could be avoided and Georgia would not lose twenty percent of its territory.

Modern Georgian politicians insist that the issue can be resolved peacefully and residents of Abkhazia and South Ossetia will want to return to prosperous Georgia. But it is hard to believe. Only negotiations may help to restore relationships and solve problems.

Marina Yumkhvari another Tbilisi resident says that she was born in Abkhazia. The woman believes that now she has no prospect of returning to her homeland. The Georgian authorities must undertake some actions as the only way to achieve progress is to find common grounds with Moscow.

The Georgian government calls the normalization of relations with Russia one of the key issues in the sphere of foreign policy. Dialogue between Russia and Georgia is conducted within the Geneva format and regular meetings between the special representative of the Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Abashidze and Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Grigory Karasin.

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