to Attack Adzharia with Tanks, Warns Republican President
FEBRUARY 27 (RIA NOVOSTI) – The Georgian top is planning to crash
Adzharia with the force of arms, republican President Aslan Abashidze
announced today while addressing ethnic Armenian activists.
center wants to rush into Adzharia in tanks. They are preparing
tanks, APCs and special forces to break in here. You all know
what such things finish with. We saw it in Abkhazia and South
Ossetia [self-proclaimed republics in Georgia]. There was merciless
shooting there. Now, they want to re-enact it all here. Khaindrava,
[Georgian] Emergencies Minister, is saying, ‘We’ll enter Adzharia
by force’," said President Abashidze.
Georgy Khaindrava, State Minister for Conflict Settlement, commented
on his statement.
between the center and a particular region is no wonder when a
leader of Abashidze’s sort is heading the region," he said
to the media in Tbilisi.
such statements come from a political leader of his level, they
show that he is desperately incompetent and blind to reality."
More than that, Aslan Abashidze’s panicky address of today may
be qualified as criminal instigation of strife, warned the minister.