Saakashvili – Georgia is Ready to Fight Kremlin with Tanks if Needed

11:00, 26 February 2009
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Georgia is ready to fight the Kremlin with tanks if necessary, but Georgia is also ready to negotiate peacefully, according to Daily Georgian Times.

President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili made announcement about it today on the meeting with students from museum of occupation. Saakashvili says he wants to solve political problems with Russia peacefully, if Russia follows international norms.

President states that freedom of Georgia is under the same threat as it was in 1921. Mikheil Saakashvili stated while reviewing history of Georgia that his predecessors, three presidents – Eduard Shevardnadze, Zviad Gamsakhurdia and Noe Zhordania passed through Russian aggression, but the difference today lies in the fact that Georgia preserved statehood.

Saakashvili states that he was faced to the hardest choice in August 2008 and he took decision to fight till the last drop of blood, though Saakashvili said history would judge rightness of his decision.

‘I didn’t surrender the government to the enemy; I didn’t sign the deployment of bases, I didn’t order to abolish Georgian army and I didn’t left Tbilisi. Despite direct proposals and pressures’, - Saakashvili stated.

President declared that his main obligation was protection of peace and stability and he called for the society to consolidate.

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