Saakashvili: Georgia is sure to restore territorial integrity
Georgia, Tbilisi, April 15 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
Georgia will be united and restore its territorial integrity, President Mikheil Saakashvili told reporters after the Easter service last night at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Tbilisi.
Saakashvili was there with his wife, Sandra Roelofs, Chairman of Parliament David Bakradze, Tbilisi Mayor Giga Ugulava and other representatives of the executive and legislative branches.
"Resurrection of Christ, as a holiday is the most suitable for heart of the Georgian people, which is very optimistic and believe in the future. We believe in the victory of good over evil, and this holiday is a confirmation of this postulate," Saakashvili said.
He stressed that Georgia will be able to overcome all difficulties and, despite "all the enemies," to achieve the main goal - the country's unification. "I believe in it wholeheartedly, and I think that all the patriots of the country, whom I congratulate with the holy feast of Easter, believe in it," the Georgian president said.
Military action was launched in the Georgian territory of South Ossetia on Aug.8 in 2008. Later Russian troops occupied the city of Tskhinvali and drove the Georgian military back. Russia recognised the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in late August. In response, Tbilisi broke off diplomatic relations with Moscow and announced the two unrecognised republics as occupied territories.