Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Sunday, Aug 4, he looked optimistic about the prospects of bilateral relations between Russia and Georgia five years after a brief war between the two countries.
“In this regard, I’m a total optimist. I’m convinced that everything will be fine. Our nations aren’t enemies,” Medvedev said.
“Of course, the conflict didn’t help but it wasn’t based on deep-running disagreements. Again, that was a criminal mistake of certain leaders. But these days the situation is indeed a bit different. The country’s new leadership that was brought in by the political and constitutional reforms is taking a more pragmatic stance… We welcome that,” Medvedev said.