PITTSBURG, September 25 (RIA Novosti) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday Moscow will build good and friendly relations with Georgia, but he has no plans to establish dialogue with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili.
"These [Russian-Georgian] relations will be good, warm, based on hundreds of years of friendship," Medvedev told students and professors from the University of Pittsburgh.
"I personally will not deal with president Saakashvili because he committed a crime against his own people, and the people of South Ossetia," he added.
Russia and Georgia were involved in a five-day war last August after Tbilisi launched a military offensive on its former region of South Ossetia.
Moscow recognized S. Ossetia and another Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia as independent states on August 26 last year.