Russia to stop negotiations with Georgia?

Russia will change its attitude toward negotiations on settling the conflicts in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. Russia no longer has any trust in the present Georgian leadership, Lavrov said after talks with Finnish Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb.

http://www.interfax.ru/politics/news.asp?id=26700

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  1. Lavrov: Georgian peacekeepers out of South Ossetia

    Georgian peacekeepers need to leave South Ossetia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. “They have disgraced the name of peacekeepers by opening fire on their comrades in the peacekeeping force,” Lavrov said.

    Lavrov said Russian peacekeepers will stay in South Ossetia. “We will fulfil our obligation to protect the population of South Ossetia, which has been attacked several times by Georgia,” Lavrov said.

    http://www.interfax.ru/politics/news.asp?id=26702

  2. Lavrov: Saakashvili must Stand Down
    Civil Georgia, 12.08.2008 @ 12:44
    http://67.222.4.42/eng/article.php?id=19057

    Lavrov has acknowledged on August 12 that he had told U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that he wanted Saakashvili to stand down.

    “Saakashvili cannot be a partner and he must stand down,” Lavrov said a joint press conference with his Finnish counterpart in Moscow.

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