Russian foreign minister Igor Ivanov said Thursday that the CIS jubilee summit would highlight the allegation of the Georgian authorities about the Russian aviation violating Georgia's air space. The foreign minister of Georgia, Irakly Menagarishvili, will arrive in Moscow to attend the CIS summit. Igor Ivanov told newsmen that the Georgian foreign minister had formulated the official stance of Georgia on this issue at the session of the CIS foreign minister council Thursday. As to the Georgian authorities' allegations, the Russian defence ministry has already made an official statement to the effect and "I have nothing to contribute", said Igor Ivanov. On Wednesday, Nikolai Deryabin heading the press service of Russia's defence ministry confirmed that none Russian aircraft had violated the Georgian air space.
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