Tbilisi is commenting on the interview that Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev granted to Russia Today channel on the anniversary of the developments in August 2008.
"Our position is such that in 2008 we fell victim to an aggression but unfortunately, in those days, wrong steps were taken and dramatic mistakes made on our side too," special representative of the Georgian prime minister for relations with Russia Zurab Abashidze told the press on Sunday.
He named as the gravest result of the developments five years ago "the legal recognition by Russia of the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia repairing which will apparently require much effort and time."
"We don't expect even now that Russia's attitude will change to the opposite but I think that we will be able to go ahead taking small steps, there is no other way, no alternative," Abashidze said.
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