Georgia's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation future resurfaces during Russian Federation conflict anniversary

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Asked in an interview about Nato's recent affirmation that Georgia would at some point become a member, he warned that this could lead to "terrible conflict".

Irakli Koplatadze, termed the Russia's 2008 military intervention into Georgia as a "direct attack on Europe's security and worldwide order".

"Georgia once again calls on the Russian Federation to stop its illegal actions on the territory of Georgia and to fulfill its global obligations, in particular, to revoke the recognition of occupied Abkhazia and South Ossetia as "independent states" and to fully implement the August 12 ceasefire agreement mediated by the European Union", the statement of Official Tbilisi reads.

Once again we call on Russian Federation to comply with the August 2008 ceasefire agreement and pull its forces out of Georgia, ' said Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway Ine Eriksen Soreide.

"We also want to remind you that what happened in Georgia, where 20% of the territory was occupied, should not be repeated because sometimes we are too weak in our reactions", he added.

Meanwhile, foreign ministers of Latvia, Lithuania and Poland - all North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members - will pay a visit to Georgia's capital of Tbilisi for official talks.

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Medvedev added that NATO's expansion is a threat to Russian Federation.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, in turn, stated that Moscow would view NATO's further expansion, including the accession of Georgia and Ukraine, highly negatively, TASS is reporting.

Earlier this summer, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders discussed closer ties with Georgia and Ukraine at their summit in Brussels.

"There is an unresolved territorial conflict ... and would they bring such a country into the military alliance?" "Do they understand the possible implications?"

In the decade since the conflict, Moscow has failed to implement the ceasefire agreement brokered by the European Union and "has further reinforced its illegal military presence on the ground", it said.

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