Over 100 Georgians deported by the Russian authorities are expected to arrive from Moscow in Tbilisi on October 9, Georgian media sources report.
The Russian Emergency Ministry’s first cargo plane carrying 136 Georgian deportees arrived in Tbilisi on October 6.
In an interview with Rustavi 2 television on October 8 President Saakashvili was critical of the Russian authorities for deporting Georgian citizens from Russia in cargo planes.
“If the Russian authorities do not provide normal, passenger planes for our citizens, Georgia will not receive their cargo planes any more,” he added.
In an interview with Associated Press Television also on October 8 Saakashvili said that he is ready to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin “at any time.”
"We are obviously always ready for dialogue," he said.
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