Russia hopes for ‘normalisation’ of Georgia ties

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Russia hopes that the victory of Georgia’s opposition in parliamentary polls will help normalize Tbilisi’s fraught relations with Moscow, the Russian foreign ministry said on Wednesday.
“Clearly Georgian society voted for change,” spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said in a statement. “We hope that in the end it will let Georgia move to a normalization and establishment of constructive and respectful relations with their neighbors. Russia would welcome this development.”