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Relations With Russia Improved After Change of Power in Georgia - Premier.

Tbilisi. Georgian Premier, Bidzina Ivanishvili, once again stated he intended to improve the relations with Russia, adding that

he was acting very cautiously in order not to make mistakes.

"After we came to power, the relations with Russia have significantly advanced forward and our relations now are better than

before. My great desire is to develop ties with our big neighbor and we will achieve that," Ivanishvili stated at the news conference on

Wednesday, September 4.

At the same time, he pointed out that he was very cautious, since the relations with the Russian Federation was a very sensitive


"I exercise caution in the issue of improvement of ties with Russia. I am taking it with caution in order to avoid mistakes. I am

very cautious in my statements, actions, since this is a very sensitive issue," Ivanishvili stressed.

As the PM explained, it was due to his caution that he had refused to accept the assistance of Russian businessmen of Georgian

origin, who had expressed intention to engage in the process of development of the Russian-Georgian ties, including Alexander

Ebralidze, Mikheil Khubutia etc.

"The relations shall start melting and improving from above and an extremely active businessman may yield very negative

results:or may be not:but I prefer to be cautious anyway," Ivanishvili stated.

In his words, the new Georgian government, represented by the Georgian Dream coalition has to deal with the aftermath of the

former authorities.

"We should be exigent, first of all, to ourselves and we should act correctly. Our government should be reasonable. When

dealing with that aftermath, we should be cautious," Georgian Prime Minister stressed.

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