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    TBILISI, June 3 (RIA Novosti) - Russia and Georgia should trust each other more, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov said. "I wish we had fewer problems and trusted each other more," Fradkov said at a joint briefing with Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili.

    Speaking about problems in the dialogue on Georgia's territorial integrity, Fradkov said that was not working against us.

    "Cooperation on this issue faces many problems and disputes but time is working not against but for us," the Russian prime minister said.

    According to him, the withdrawal of Russian bases from Georgia and their deployment to Armenia does not threaten Azerbaijan.

    "We are pulling out the bases according to the schedule and specifying details," he said. "We should not scare each other."

    President Saakashvili said, in turn, that the sides had caught "a second breath." "The decision on the Russian military bases eased our tensions," he added.

    There are no obstacles in Russian-Georgian relations and the countries should get rid of the past heritage, the president said.

    Saakashvili said that he was ready to go to Moscow on Victory Day. "But the propaganda boom around the military bases did not let me go."

    "I would like to show vineyards in Kakhetia to Vladimir Putin and treat him to real Kakhetian wine," the Georgian president said.

    Saakashvili hopes to sign a Russian-Georgian framework cooperation agreement during Vladimir Putin's visit.

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