Russia has maintained that its recent military action in the Caucusus was a response to Georgian aggression and accused NATO of trying to save a criminal regime.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said NATO’s statement was “biased.”
He added that the way in which NATO is interpreting the peace agreement is questionable.
“All the accusations are against us as if there was nothing in the text demanding that Georgian forces return to their pre-crisis positions,” said Lavrov shortly after NATO’s declaration.
He went on to say that Russia did not intend to occupy Georgian territory and that Russian troops could pull out in three to four days, depending on Georgia’s own military withdrawal.