The feeling of painful unity similar to April 9 is known to Lithuanians – says the post on Facebook page of the Embassy of Lithuania to Georgia.
“30 years passed after April 9 tragedy when Georgia came face to face with the Soviet repressions and stood firm for independence that actually served as the beginning of the Soviet Union’s end. Unfortunately, this claimed the lives of 21 brave people. The sacrifice was not worthless. Two years after the tragedy, Georgia declared independence.
The feeling of similar painful unity is well-known to Lithuanians because Lithuania turned out in the same situation on January 13, 1991, and it also sacrificed for its independence. Several decades after the developments, one thing is important – we should always remember those whom we owe today’s independence,” reads the statement of Lithuanian Embassy.
Thirty years passed after April 9 Tragedy in Tbilisi when an anti-Soviet demonstration was dispersed by the Soviet Army, resulting in 21 deaths and hundreds of injuries. April 9 is now remembered as the Day of National Unity.