Source Pravda.Ru

Duma deputy, "President's statement is last chance for Georgia"

Russian President Vladimir Putin's statement on the situation in Georgia isthe last chance for Georgia to stop a bloody military conflict, Chairman ofthe Coordination Committee of four State Duma centrist groups, head of theRegions of Russia faction Oleg Morozov said in an interview with reporterstoday. "Georgia needs to understand that it should finally stop the chatterand take specific steps", he added. Morozov expressed certainty that theRussian State Duma would back the Russian President in the issue ofRussian-Georgian relations and there could be no controversy on that issuebetween the left wing and the right wing. Additionally, according to theDuma deputy, the positions of both chambers of the Russian parliament onthis issue will be consolidated. The State Duma will do its utmost toprevent military action in Georgia, but the situation forces one to make achoice - either Georgia takes specific steps, or Russia takes forciblesteps, the Russian Duma deputy pointed out. .