icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

NATO is to blame for Russo-Georgian tensions: Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister says he believes Georgia's plan to join NATO is the reason behind the country's reluctance to settle its disputes with Russia. During the NATO summit last month the alliance assured Tbilisi that it would be accepted for membership

Russia says it closed down its military bases in the country on the understanding that Georgia wouldn't open any other military bases, according to a previous agreement.

Sergey Lavrov says Tbilisi hasn't kept to the terms as it's yet to pass a law prohibiting a foreign military presence.

Dear readers and commenters,

We have implemented a new engine for our comment section. We hope the transition goes smoothly for all of you. Unfortunately, the comments made before the change have been lost due to a technical problem. We are working on restoring them, and hoping to see you fill up the comment section with new ones. You should still be able to log in to comment using your social-media profiles, but if you signed up under an RT profile before, you are invited to create a new profile with the new commenting system.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and looking forward to your future comments,

RT Team.

Podcasts