Georgian President: UN resolution is "small victory of great diplomacy"
Georgia, Tbilisi, Sept. 9 / Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has called a UN resolution initiated by Georgia on the status of refugees displaced by the Russia-Georgia conflict in 2008 "a small victory in a great diplomatic struggle."
Georgia's main victory lies ahead, and it will be achieved with great effort, Saakashvili told journalists Thursday.
"But the result is obvious. Russia was not supported by many of its former partners, and Georgia has found new supporters," Saakashvili said.
Saakashvili said the resolution stipulates that refugees should return to where they were living and that their property, including homes and gardens, should be returned to them as of right.
"Russia is against it. And if we look at those who support this country in this, all will become clear," Saakashvili said, noting that "truth is on Georgia's side, and it will succeed and restore its integrity."