Mikhail Saakashvili is a guarantor of free elections in Georgia
Georgia, Tbilisi, Feb. 26 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
The President of Georgia intends to become a guarantor of the country a free and democratic elections. This was announced by Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili at Saturday at a meeting with the officers, soldiers and cadets at the military academy in the Ministry of Defence of Georgia in Gori, in connection with the day of occupation of Georgia by the Red Army in February 1925, which is celebrated in the country.
"I am the guarantor of free elections, but call upon all political forces to tell the truth to the people. They should be open and to fix its position on the West and Russia. I see that in this context, some parties are subject to change attitudes on where the wind blows, and part of the party talk openly about the need to negotiate with Russia, and it is their right, as in Georgia, freedom of speech and honesty in this regard is required," - he said.
Saakashvili said that he would like to have good relations with Russia, but not at the expense of state interests. "We want to be friends with Russia, but not at the expense of Georgia's sovereignty and freedom, not because of our geopolitical pursuit of NATO, the European Union. We must be firm, as were the Baltic States, which had been occupied by Russia, but due to the fact that not turned off the priority road, managed to secure their freedom, and now any Russian leader would not dream of capturing these countries," he said.
The President of Georgia believes that Russia and Vladimir Putin himself does not want to have good neighbors. "They want unquestioning vassals, who will do what they indicate in Moscow. Therefore, with this country is impossible to build an equal relationship, as they try to enslave everyone and everything, and those who rejected the European way and turned back to Moscow today is to threats," - he said.
Saakashvili called on Georgian politicians to sit on two chairs and sing the praises of Putin, as did the other day ethnic Georgian (singer of "A Studio" Keta Topuria spoke at a rally in the "Luzhniki" in support of Vladimir Putin). "Even Russian singers do not sing, and I would like to see in the role of the singer proved to be our political parties," - he stressed.
Saakashvili stressed that reveres the military, which form the core of the Georgian statehood. "Regardless of ethnicity, religious affiliation, and so all of you - the citizens of Georgia and I am the president of united Georgia, which is not divisible by these parameters," he said.