Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that Georgia's accession to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation could lead to catastrophic consequences for the rapprochement of Tbilisi with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation irritates Moscow. He has warned against Georgia joining North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Ten years ago at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Bucharest the heads of state of the Alliance promised that Ukraine and Georgia will eventually become North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members.
Georgia has been making efforts to restore territorial integrity of the country, said Georgia's ambassador to Turkey on the 10th anniversary of the Russia-Georgia war.
Over just five days, Russian Federation defeated Georgia's small military and the conflict ended with a ceasefire mediated by France's then-president Nicolas Sarkozy, who at the time held the European Union's rotating presidency.
'As for the recent North Atlantic Treaty Organisation decision reaffirming its commitment to eventually admit Georgia, what can I say to this?
Medvedev said in an interview with the Kommersant FM radio station on August 6 that NATO's plans to eventually offer membership to Georgia were "absolutely irresponsible" and a "threat to peace".
The ministers, in a news conference, called Russia's invasion on the Georgian soils "unacceptable".
"And it is an absolute challenge", - said the Prime Minister, who, as President, sanctioned in 2008, the input units of the Russian 58th army in South Ossetia, and the outbreak of hostilities on Georgian territory.
In August 2008, following Russia's aggression against Georgia, the two breakaway northern regions declared independence. Medvedev suggested that before entering South Ossetia, Saakashvili spoke with his patrons in the United States.
While around 75% of Georgians said they were in favour of a possible Georgia's accession to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, 81% voiced support for European Union membership. "I hope that NATO's leadership will be smart enough not to take any steps in that direction", he said.
Prominent Georgian politicians are keen for their country to join the Western military alliance, but have seen chances of joining hampered by Russian territorial incursions.