Andrei Rudenko, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation told in an interview with RIA Novosti about how Moscow views of the possible prospects for Georgia's joining NATO, whether air traffic between Russia and Georgia can be restored, and also answered a question about the internal political situation in Abkhazia.
“We are closely following the development of the internal political situation in the union republic. We note that the severity of the crisis, which was caused by the unlawful actions of individual representatives of opposition-minded protesters in Sukhum, after December 21 is gradually declining.
It should be recognized that, as in any other democratic state, some of the citizens of Abkhazia might be dissatisfied with the actions of the authorities and openly express their point of view. Of course, violent actions by demonstrators against law enforcement officers are absolutely unacceptable.
We intend to continue to contribute to the formation of a modern legislative framework in Abkhazia, strengthening of governing bodies, the development of civil society, the implementation of joint mutually beneficial projects in various fields, the growth of business activity, the inflow of investments, and provide the necessary support in training of national personnel, "Rudenko stressed.