Georgia is ready for negotiations with Russia without preconditions, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said.
“My impression is that Medvedev is leaving, but Putin is returning,” Saakashvili said, answering a question of the Al-Jazeera television company’s talk show host, to which he joined from the New York Office of the Arab television company.
According to Saakashvili, perhaps, the liberal Medvedev is ready to negotiate, if not with the current president, but with Georgia’s future leaders, “but this is contrary to the “bad boy” Putin’s desires.
Although Russia keeps 20 percent of the Georgian territories under the occupation, Tbilisi is ready to continue negotiations without preconditions, Saakashvili said.
To the question of the Al-Jazeera television channel’s journalist that whether Saakashvili still thinks that the Kremlin is preparing poison, and whether he will accept an invitation to visit Moscow if it happens, the President answered that he has doubts about the possibility of his invitation to the Kremlin. “Regarding the poisons, then as far as I know from the media outlets, now they are busy poisoning each other,” Saakashvili said.