Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday that he was confident that the United States would not launch any military strikes against Georgia and that Moscow would keep on supporting its southern neighbour, the former Soviet republic.
“No war with Georgian-led forces,” Medvedv told reporters in his annual state of the nation address.
“No war will be launched against Georgia.
I am sure we will maintain our cooperation and relations with the Georgian side,” he added.
Georgia was annexed by Russia in 2008 after a Russian-backed rebellion toppled the pro-Western president.
Moscow denies accusations that it is supporting a coup plot.
Russian President Vladimir Trump has accused Russia of backing a coup attempt in Georgia, while Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze has accused the US of sending military support to the rebels in eastern Ukraine.
Medvedtev’s remarks come as Washington is considering sanctions against Russia, including an asset freeze and visa bans.
Russia has denied providing military support for the coup, saying its forces were not involved.
Russia annexed Georgia in 2008, backing a military uprising that toppled Georgia’s pro-western president and sparked the war that claimed hundreds of thousands of lives.