Georgian Defense Minister Promised to Keep Word
The Georgian Defense Minister Irakli Okruashvili stated that he remembers and believe his word as promised earlier, he will meet in Skhinvali on January 1, the Minister told Imedi TV, Trend Special Correspondent in Tbilisi reports.
I am not a person abandoning his/her promises, the Minister stressed.
Answering the statement of Russian Defense Minister Sergey Ivanov regarding Georgia, Okruashvili said that we have already got into the habit of events happening in Skhinvali and Abkhazia. But soon an end will be put to it. Due to our expedient policy, gradually we achieved the solution of the question regarding withdrawal of Russian military bases from Akhalkalaki and Batumi, Georgian Defense Minister underlined.
I want Sergey Ivanov to come to Georgia and see the moral state of Russian military men in Batumi and Akhalkalaki. They are not people who may speak with Georgia with ultimatum, the Minister emphasized.
Yes, Georgia is a small country. But we are better than people who consider that may threaten us. We are better that them with our morality, honor and love towards our country and no statements frighten us. We implement an expedient policy to establish a strong country and integrate our country into Euro-Atlantic organizations. It is a irreversible process and these people should understand it, Okruashvili emphasized.
Touching on the threats to the address of Georgia, the Minister said that Georgia doesn't prepare any military actions. According to him, at present a quite other world and international relations have been established. That is why, the foreign policy implemented by Russia in 1970s should be forgotten. Today I once again was sure that the unshaken army and strong special service that were in USSR in former times don't exist today, Georgian Minister concluded.