The FINANCIAL — According to Civil Georgia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Tbilisi’s allegations about Russian soldiers firing shots when a motorcade carrying Georgian and Polish Presidents was approaching a South Ossetian border was “yet another provocation” by the Georgian side.
“This is a real provocation. This is not for the first time when such things are happening: they stage everything themselves and then accuse the Russian or Ossetian sides,” Interfax news agency quoted Lavrov as saying on November 24.
“Moscow thinks that it is a provocation, when the President invites to Tbilisi the President of another country and then takes him to another state,” Lavrov added.
The Russian Foreign Minister also said that if President Saakashvili seriously wanted to carry out security talks in Geneva, “he should stop his provocations.”