President Dmitry Medvedev has assumed responsibility for negative consequences of NATO’s exercises in Georgia on those who took a decision to conduct these provocative manoeuvres.
“NATO’s exercises in Georgia are a genuine provocation no matter how we’re been convinced in the contrary,” Medvedev said on Thursday.
“Military exercises can’t be conducted where the war has been recently unleashed,” the Russian president said. “Those who took a decision to conduct them will bear responsibility for their negative consequences,” he added.
“We’ll describe any actions to be considered and interpreted by Tbilisi as encouraging the policy towards re-militarisation of the country and senseless strengthening of the military potential as measures that run counter the six principles of the settlement of the conflict that were coordinated last August,” Medvedev stressed.