(civil.ge) - Speaking at a news conference in Warsaw on August 2 after talks with Polish President Lech KaczyЕ"ski, Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili stressed that the successful anti-criminal operation in Kodori Gorge to disarm rebel militia fighters confirms that his country has turned into an effective state.
A very dangerous provocation was staged against us. There was an attempt to launch a large-scale military confrontation and to create an alternative governmental center in this remote region, which is in the middle of AbkhaziaвЂ¦ But those who planned this provocation received the absolutely opposite outcome. Georgia has confirmed that it is a very effective state, as we managed to finish the major part of the operation [in Kodori Gorge] in 24 hours and we managed to disarm [militia fighters] with very minimal casualties, Saakashvili said, reports Trend.
We had total support [during the operation in Kodori Gorge]. I mean support of the people; politicians of course have different kind of opinions and some of them even work against the Georgian interests, he added.