Europe Should Protect Good: Georgian President

Georgia Materials 1 September 2008 12:41 (UTC +04:00)

Georgia, Tbilisi, 1 September / Trend corr. N.Kirtskhalia / Georgia expects from Europe unambiguous support of its territorial integrity the Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili stated in his address to people.

According to the President, the United States and all leading organizations supported Georgia without thinking.

"I know that the process has moved against great evil and this movement will not be easy and quick, whilst the process has moved and everybody should see that half occupied country will not cede anything to the evil, the President said. Europe should not only be good, but also should protect it. It should be victory of morality over immorality and great evil."

Large-scale military operations commenced in the unrecognized South Ossetia republic in the early morning of 8 August. Georgian Army was reported to enter Tskhinvali. Then Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and forced Georgian Army back to the Georgian territory.

On 12 August, the Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev said that he made a decision to end operations to compel Georgia to peace.

It was decided to hold the Russian peacekeeper forces and the international observers in the territory of Georgia.

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