Georgian official: Current Georgian gov’t will not be able to regain Abkhazia and South Ossetia
Georgia, Tbilisi, Sept.28 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
The current Georgian government will not be able to return Abkhazia or South Ossetia to Tbilisi's control, Nino Burjanadze, the former parliamentary speaker and critic of President Mikheil Saakashvili, believes.
"Today [marks] the day of the fall of [the Abkhazian capital] Sukhumi [on Sept. 27, 1993 during the Georgian Civil War], and I want to commemorate those were killed for the unity of Georgia," Burjanadze, the leader of the Democratic Movement-United Georgia, said on Monday.
"I am confident that Georgia will have a government that will restore the destroyed bridge between Georgians, Abkhazians and Ossetians, and resume the relationships that existed for centuries."Meanwhile, she said a real assessment has not been made of Georgia's August 2008 war with Russia which resulted in Abkhazia and South Ossetia declaring independence from Georgia .
"No one answered for the mistakes that caused the August 2008 events," Burjanadze said.