did not attain the desired effect by introducing a visa regime with Georgia,
declares the chairman of the parliamentary committee of Georgia on defense and
national security Giorgi Baramidze when commenting on the second statement of
the president of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
As Putin declared earlier on the meeting with war veterans, which was
held in Kremlin, the introduction of visa regime was a temporary measure.
In his words ” it will doubtlessly be repealed” soon after the
problems related to the “counter-terrorist operation in the Northern
Caucasus” are resolved. He
remarked that the Russian leadership is aware that the authorities of Georgia
take measures in the “struggle against terrorism” and that it counts on the
successful completion of this work. According
to Giorgi Baramidze, Moscow expected that with the introduction of the visa
regime economic destabilization would start in Georgia, which could in turn
serve as a powerful factor to exert pressure on Tbilisi.
Upon visa regime institution Georgia did not have any considerable
problems, the parliamentarian remarked. However,
for Tbilisi was completely unacceptable the privileged visa regime introduced by
Moscow on the Abkhazian and South Ossetian parts of the border, which is
equivalent to Russia’s annexation of these territories, Giorgi Baramidze
states. He stressed that Russia
paid a great price for this, because the “aggressive and uncivilized” policy
of Moscow was raised for discussion in all international forums due to which
Moscow lost significant positions on the world scene.
In addition Giorgi Baramidze welcomes all the steps assumed by the
Russian authorities aimed at improving the relations between the two countries.
the meantime, the topic of Igor Georgadze is still under discussion in Tbilisi.
The leader of the so-called organization “Integral Georgia”, Deputy
Jumber Patiashvili considers that giving the former special serviceman Igor
Georgadze an “image of the enemy and terrorist” makes him even more popular.
In an interview to the Georgian agency “Prime-News” Jumber
Patiashvili remarked that Igor Georgadze, wanted since 1995 due to an attempt
upon the state leader’s life, has a family left behind in Tbilisi and it would
be quite good if he returned to his relatives.
Patiashvili is not acquainted with Georgadze’s political views; hence,
he finds it difficult to tell whether he would cooperate with him in case
Georgadze returns to the fatherland. Labor
Party’s leader Shalva Natelashvili in turn does not consider it a real
possibility today for Igor Georgadze to return to fatherland since «Interpol»
wants him. Natelashvili expressed
doubt that Georgadze is involved in terrorism.
Natelashvili does not intend to cooperate with Georgadze if he returns,
since he believes that the latter possesses insufficient political influence.
Recently, in an interview to the newspaper “Resonance”, Igor
Georgadze declared that he is in contact with various political forces in
Georgia. His father Panteleimon
Georgadze, leader of the “United Communist Party” constantly makes
declarations about his possible return.