Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the latest developments in Georgia are the result of a series of mistakes by the ex-government.
"What happened in Georgia did not come as a surprise to Russia. The take-over of power is a logical result of a series of persistent mistakes the former government had made in the foreign, domestic and economic policies," the president said at a meeting with Cabinet ministers Monday.
President Putin said the ex-government had been pursing its policy taking no heed to the Georgian people's deep cultural and historic traditions and geopolitical reality.
"What we saw in the domestic policy was a helpless manoeuvring between local political forces, not a firm intention to consolidate the institutes of democracy and statehood," said the Russian president.
"The economic policy was only a humiliating struggle for foreign grants," he said.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said