Tbilisi's allegations of Russia's engagement in the series of blasts in Georgia are a fresh provocation before talks in Geneva, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said.
Georgia was hit by six explosions in September-November this year. Georgian Deputy Interior Minister Eka Zguladze said on Tuesday Russian military officer Yevgeny Borisov was to blame for masterminding the blasts.
One person was killed and another injured in an explosion that went off outside Georgia's opposition Labor Party office in Tbilisi in late November.
The Georgian Interior Ministry has announced that six Georgian citizens, who were allegedly recruited by the Russian military to carry out the attacks, have been arrested.
"The latest invention of Mikheil Saakashvili's regime has an especially provocative tone. It attempts to sow the seeds of strife with our leading international partners," a Russian Foreign Ministry official spokesman said.
The spokesman said the Georgian president wanted to show before the next round of Geneva consultations on the South Caucasus slated for December 16 that his "democratic" country is being endangered by some "evil forces."
Russia and Georgia fought a five-day war in August 2008 over the former Georgian republic of South Ossetia. Russia recognized South Ossetia and another former Georgian republic, Abkhazia, shortly after ceasefire.
The Geneva talks on security in the South Caucasus were first held in October 2008, following the August war. They are backed by the UN, the EU and the OSCE and involve Georgia, Russia, South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
The participants have so far failed to adopt a legally binding non-aggression treaty that would assure security in the region.
MOSCOW, December 9 (RIA Novosti)