Georgia realizes possibility of Russian interference in case of
Karabakh conflict escalation - expert

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June 24, 2012 | 01:44

YEREVAN. - The statement of Georgia that a third party is trying to
screw up the work of the OSCE MG on Karabakh conflict settlement is
addressed to Russia, deputy Director of the Caucasus Institute Sergei
Minasyan told Armenian News-NEWS.am commenting on the statement of
Georgian FM Grigol Vashadze that `a third party is working hard to
prevent that OSCE MG achieved any results'. According to the expert,
such announcements are not made because they are real but because they
are part of the propaganda between Tbilisi and Moscow.

`After the Russian - Georgian war of 2008 all negative evaluations of
the Georgian side concerning any rustle in the region are surely
addressed to Russia,' Minasyan said adding that it is just agitation
and nothing more.

Talking about Vashadze's announcement that if a war was to break out
over Karabakh, all three South Caucasus countries will lose their
sovereignty and independence, Minasyan pointed out that unlike
Azerbaijan, Georgia understands that if another war was to break out
in the region Russia will certainly interfere.

`Directly or indirectly, the presence of this country will affect
Tbilisi which they do not want. So, they talk about it,' Sergei
Minasyan concluded.

As Armenian News-NEWS.am reported earlier, the Georgian FM had told
Ukrainian Zerkalo Nedeli weekly:

`I hope sincerely that the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group will lead
to a speedy solution. However, a third party works actively so that
the Minsk Group will not achieve results and tension at the line of
contact will continue as long as possible.'



From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress