Moscow waiting for pecific steps of Georgia`s new government
The official representative of the Russia`s Foreign Ministry, Aleksandre Lukashevich has commented on the recent statements of the Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili regarding the normalization of relations with Russia. Lukashevich commented on the issue at the summarizing briefing held in MFA today.
When questioned by the journalist of the TV Company MIR about Georgia-Russia relations, Lukashevich said that Moscow was attentively observing the statements made by the new authorities of Georgia, but the reaction will be made only after specific steps and decisions are made.
`Minister Lavrov and all other representatives of the ministry have been stating during past few days that statements remain just words. We are going to determine our orientation only based on practical steps. We see and remember the signals of the new government of Georgia, but we think that the real and sincere intentions of the new government can be assessed only after witnessing practical and specific acts,` Lukashevich said.
Nine persons have been arrested within the investigation launched after finding the scandalous videos of human torture and sexual abuse. The videos were along weapons and drugs in a secret store in Samegrelo last week.
Transparency International Georgia NGO has released a special statement regarding the decision of the Georgian judiciary to free the author of the prisoners` torture videos Vladimer Bedukadze from criminal responsibility completely.
Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili is meeting with foreign diplomats in order to introduce the details of the video archive, which includes the footage of the human torture and sexual abuse.
Brother of Mikael Kadiyev, Ramzan Kadiyev says his brother was offered a deal in custody. In the interview with a Georgian newspaper Kvela Siakhle, Ramzan Kadiyev spoke about the details of the offer. Mikael Kadiyev was arrested for preparing a terror attack in Georgia and afterwards was charged with illegal keeping of arms.