The head of Georgia's government, Irakli Garibashvili on Thursday said he – himself and As the Prime Minister of the country – has always been and currently is against the accession of the Republic to the sanctions against Russia.
"We don't want to change position. One of fifteen sentences, joined by Georgia in the past year concerned the punishment produced on in Crimea and Sevastopol products, "- Garibashvili explained, Recalling that in this case Tbilisi acted by analogy with its approach to Abkhazia and South Ossetia, which it considers its "occupied" territories.
"Based on our policy of non-recognition, It was an inevitable necessity. Other punishments We discussed in the government in the past year and decided I wasn't going to connect to the sanctions against Russia. This decision remains in force ", - the words premiere of " Georgia Online ". Irakli Garibashvili noticed that Georgia is proud of the progress made towards the revival of trade relations with Russia." We were able by conducting a pragmatic policy to re-open the market, and We appreciate It. I Think that place has been a misunderstanding. It is not an accession to new sanctions, " - said the Prime Minister. thus rastirazhirovannoy in the media the news of Georgia's support of anti-Russian sanctions." Apparently, our media is not interested, nor Russian. I think This hype is artificially raised. Do not even doubt that the internal destructive forces do not intend the normalization of relations and the restoration of trade relations, our interest is to restore good-neighborly relations with Russia. This process has already begun, however the main problem remains Abkhazia and Samachablo. But in other matters We act consistently and have absolutely good-neighbourly relations and approaches, " said Garibashvili. Remember, at the end of July 7 European countries – Montenegro, Albania (accession to EU), Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein (part of the European free trade area), as well As Ukraine and Georgia – adopted a decision to extend the regime of EU sanctions against the Crimea and Sevastopol. Certain printed and electronic publications of Russia reported that in Georgia the first time joined the sanctions, meanwhile, Tbilisi made It even a year earlier, And currently only supported their extension. Upon written request of the Georgian state Minister for European integration Affairs of David Bakradze, the length of these EU extends sanctions presumably a month and a half ago. On Tuesday, a source in the agriculture Ministry said that the Russian Federation may impose counter-sanctions regarding " affiliate ", And then the probability of such development of events was confirmed by press Secretary Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov. On 30 July the special representative of the Prime Minister of Georgia on relations with Russia Zurab Abashidze assured that Georgia did not impose any new sanctions against Russia. Researcher at the Center for the study of Central Asia, Caucasus and Volga-Ural region of the Institute of Oriental studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences Andrey Areshev in conversation VIEW newspaper said that the introduction of Russia's counter-sanctions regarding Georgia will be a severe blow to the economy of the Republic. In June, the EU Council formally extended punishment against Russia for another six months – until 31 January 2016. In addition, on 19 June, the Council of the European Union officially confirmed the extension of sanctions on Crimea and Sevastopol until June 23, 2016. In the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation said that Moscow is disappointed by the decision of Brussels on the extension of economic sanctions against Russia, noting that the EU is deliberately ignoring the fact that the extension of restrictive measures will result in the loss of jobs to hundreds of thousands of Europeans. The President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov called the extension of EU sanctions against Russia are unfounded and illegal. And Prime Minister Medvedev D. A. ordered the chief of the government staff Sergei Prikhodko to prepare proposals on the introduction of retaliatory restrictive measures in connection with the extension of the punishment. The Russian President Vladimir Putin, for his part, said the signing of the decree on the extension of protective measures from 6 August 2015, And the Cabinet of Ministers of Russia issued a decree on the renewal of countermeasures relative to the countries that supported anti-Russian punishment. However, the European economists have estimated damage from the EU attempts of isolating Russia: it will be More than 100 billion euros and 2 million lost jobs. Will suffer Germany, which has lost 27 billion and half a million jobs And GDP will decline by 1%. At the 2nd place Italy with 200 thousand Unemployed and 0, 9% of GDP, on the 3rd France – 150 thousand Jobs and half a percent of the productivity of the economy.