ACTION OF LAW-ENFORCERS UPSET RUSSIAN PLAN
09 June, 2011
ACTION OF LAW-ENFORCERS UPSET RUSSIAN PLAN

Interview with Davit Darchiashvili, Head of Georgian Parliamentary Committee on Integration with Europe

‘The rally organizers intended to create the image of innocent victims. Their maximum program was to activate Russian special military forces on the background of turmoil in Georgia’, noted Davit Darchiashvili, Head of Georgian Parliamentary Committee on Integration with Europe, when talking with us; according to him the events that unfolded at the end of May created threat to Georgian statehood. 

D.D.- Action of law-enforcers, to a certain

extent, upset the Russian plan but at the same time we must mention that Georgian people didn’t back the state-mongers because they know quite well what can be hidden beyond the ecstatic actions. Whatever was going on at the rallies it had to be put an end to. It was inadmissible to let it develop in its course. Investigation has to hold every culprit responsible for their deeds and establish who plays the role of the fifth column in Georgia.

Q. – Nino Burjanadze, ex-speaker of Georgian Parliament urges the authorities to arrest her in case she is to be blamed.

D.D. – This lady is already transferred to history. Probably she wants to imagine herself in the role of St. Joan of Arc. Despite such declarations degree of culpability of every person will be established with the help of investigation procedures.

Q. – The past events are sharply criticized by International organizations and foreign press.

D.D. – Speaking about excessive use of force is legitimate but concrete facts are to be drawn. Every person’s guilt in creation of the fifth column in Georgia is to be proved as well. Declarations that Georgia should be the State of love and no Georgian should dare raise a hand against Georgian is infantilism.

External forces put Georgian State in a mode when it has to fight for survival. The time when we put an end to this mode is near but the neighboring country is still making surprises with occupying our territories and setting up some groups in Tbilisi. I call it our struggle for survival.

Q. – Did the populous manifestation, shortly after the dispersal, during which the Georgian public gave negative evaluation to the past events mean nothing to the authorities?

D.D. – It is understandable morally as well as emotionally when somebody expresses protest against violence but we have to ponder over inevitable steps to be taken to protect our national security. Nobody lauds violence either in authorities or greater part of opposition but unfortunately there are some groups fighting under the guise of opposition thus endangering our statehood.

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