We will have difficulties, but not catastrophe: Georgian President
Georgia, Tbilisi, Dec. 11 /corr. Trend N.Kirtskhalia / Georgia has two ways - either to return for the favor of Russia, to lie under it, or to fight by the end, the President Mikhail Saakashvili stated this evening at the meeting with the businessmen.
"If we lie under Russia, we will win nothing, they will destroy us by the end," he stated. Other way is put resistance, said Saakashvili and expressed confidence that in this case, Russia, as any enslaver, will not be able to hold seized territories. "We must fight by the end, but not with tanks and aircraft, but with our economy, which must withstand in this fight and under the conditions of the economic crisis, which is moved to the world and us," stated the President.
Saakashvili assured that the Georgian economy has more than chances to survive in this economic crisis than Russian. " Russia hopes for price increase in the energy resources, which will not take place, but we reform our economy like the European, the friends and partners help us, and we have more chances to survive and to win," he noted.
Saakashvili said the main fact is that "we ourselves did not lose our war and did not believe in our defeat. The entire world declares that Russia lost the war. The opposition indicates that we lost the war. But the U.S. Secretary of State today declares that Georgia won," he said.
The President of Georgia considers that the global economic crisis will continue one-and-a-half year, but the first half a year will be hard. "Then, firstly the USA will overcome the crisis, later Europe, other regions. Russia will not leave the crisis, which hopes for the high oil and gas prices, but these prices will not take place," he said.
Saakashvili said that under the conditions of crisis, Georgia will obtain aid, which will be directed towards maintaining workplaces and investments. "We will have difficulties, but it will not be the catastrophe, which our country experienced in the beginning of 1990 of the last century and in beginning of the 21st century," he said.