Earlier, similar actions by Georgia, including the so-called anti-criminal operation in the Pankisi gorge, turned out to be just a farce.
Besides, the Georgian president's statement and address to the world community are being prepared, the minister said.
The aggravation of Georgian-Russian relations "is not connected with Chechnya or terrorists", Dzhorbenadze stated. "Here we face such a serious problem as national interests," he said. The problems in the Russian-Georgian relations are caused by "Russia's annoyance with Georgia's increasing transit function", the state minister believes. "Thanks to its participation in energy transit projects", Georgia "is finding its place in the international community," he said. "That is why problems between Georgia and some countries arose," Dzhorbenadze explained.
The Russian forces destroyed a column of NATO armoured vehicles that had been delivered to the Ukrainian army.