Relations with Russia should be normalized based on respect for the principle of sovereignty. Such a comment made today Georgian Special Envoy to Russia, while talking about the statement of Russian Foreign Minister.
“We are interested in solving the most difficult problems existing in bilateral relations, mainly related to the occupied territories. Diplomatic relations were severed after the occupation of Georgian territories and, unfortunately, there is no progress in this regard.
Human rights are violated, our territorial integrity, sovereignty and international laws are ignored. Therefore, the resumption of diplomatic relations, as Sergei Lavrov mentioned, can not happen in these circumstances. Russia is not fulfilling its international obligations, including the one made in 2008.
As for specific issues, including air traffic, the flights were not suspended due to Georgia. We are interested in resuming direct air traffic with Russia, but this, in general, should be considered in the context of the epidemiological situation. We are deeply interested in continuing the dialogue in the Geneva format… The next meeting of the Prague format depends on the epidemiological situation”, - concluded Zurab Abashidze.