Medvedev dismisses Georgia's criticism about visit to S. Ossetia

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has dismissed Georgia's criticism about his visit to South Ossetia.

The Georgian Foreign Ministry said in a statement earlier on Friday: "The Russian prime minister was illegally present on Georgia's sovereign territory on August 8, 2012."

"What does the Georgian Foreign Ministry have to do with this?" Medvedev replied later in the day.

"A Russian prime minister visited a sovereign state, the Republic of South Ossetia, met with its leadership and discussed joint projects. An independent South Ossetia is a reality in contemporary international relations. This country appeared on the map four years ago in large part because of the Georgian authorities' criminal policies. It is not for these types to teach us life," Medvedev said on Facebook.

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