| Moscow, December 4, 2003. The orientation of Georgia's
new leadership towards an alliance with the United States of America has
no prospects, believes Vladimir
Lukin, Deputy Speaker of the State Duma of the RF and Russia's ex-ambassador
to the USA. Such a statement has been made today at a press-conference
in Moscow as a comment on the recent events in Georgia..
According to Lukin, "the USA, just like Europe in general, doesn't
capacity to play an active stabilising role in Georgia". In view
noted Lukin, Russia has the greatest prospects. "The situation that
developed in Georgia is such that only Russia can provide
active assistance in uniting the country," stressed Lukin.
Vladimir Lukin also described the accusations of Russia
in "inciting separatism in Georgia" as "groundless".
not support separatism and would like to see Georgia as a friendly and
neighbour," said Deputy Speaker.
Lukin stressed that Russia "had played a constructive role"
recent events in Georgia, and all of the actions of the Russian foreign
minister [Igor Ivanov] had been correct. "I don't think that there
will be a
representatives of some of Georgia's regions will have meetings in Moscow,"
said, explaining that "what has being discussed is the issue of how
launching the process of negotiations and coordination of
positions between Tbilisi and [Georgian] regions ".
between Russia and Georgia