The Chairman Of The State Duma Committee For International Affairs Believes That Shevardnadze's Policy "Has Become Bankrupt"

The latest events in Georgia have shown that the policy of President Eduard Shevardnadze, who made Russia responsible for the failures of the Georgian leadership, has become bankrupt - chairman of the international committee of the State Duma (the lower house of parliament) Dmitry Rogozin said on Friday in an interview given to the RIA Novosti correspondent. "I believe that the people in Georgia had the reason to spend even the night in the street, because the situation in the republic has reached the boiling point now," underscored Dmitry Rogozin. "Not a single problem has been resolved - the unity of Georgia, the dialogue with Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the fight against terrorism and, in general, the flirting with terrorism in the Pankissi Gorge," said he. Apart from that, Dmitry Rogozin pointed out, nor have economic problems been resolved, because "political problems have created coolness in relations with Russia; however, the survival of Georgia depends exclusively on the possibilities of Russia." The chairman of the Duma committee reminded the correspondent the "at the present time Russia helps Georgia a lot." "We have received a big Georgian Diaspora, understanding that the means which this Diaspora sends to Georgia - to members of their families - are one of the basic sources for replenishing the budget of the Ge! ! orgian state," said he. At the same time Rogozin admitted that relations between our countries leave much to be desired." However, he underscored, in many respects today's problems in relations between Russia and Georgia have arisen because of the policy of Shevardnadze himself - the policy when Russia was made responsible for all failures of the Georgian government and leadership, when everything was explained by Moscow's 'intrigues'."

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