PM: Nothing can hamper state sovereignty protection, therefore, final adoption of law. Towards Europe with dignity
PM: Nothing can hamper state sovereignty protection, therefore, final adoption of law. Towards Europe with dignity

“Nothing can stand in the way of the protection of state sovereignty and, therefore, the final adoption of the law. Towards Europe with dignity, transparency, and sovereignty – this is our motto and our spirit. We believe that we can become a member of the European Union only with dignity, transparency, and sovereignty. So, forward to Europe with dignity!,” said the Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Kobakhidze.

According to Kobakhidze, “All offenders will be held accountable to the full extent of the law. Answers are especially strictly required from those who are hiding behind the scenes, I say this emphatically – essentially, the processes take place behind the scenes. ”

“Every citizen, every honest protester is precious to us. Also, citizens who are misled and protest the unread law for the second time are dear to us, although it should be noted here that the radicals misled many fewer people in this case. The citizens who are misled by Akerman Guidelines and oppose the state in the Franklin Club, the so-called Academy of the Future or Shame Movement are also dear to us,” the PM asserted.

In his remarks, Kobakhidze thanked the law enforcement officers.

“Lastly, I wish to say a few words about the performance of the Ministry of Interior. Had Merabishvili or Gakharia been the Minister of Interior yesterday, you would find corpses of several protesters on rooftops, while others would have lost eye sight. We all remember how the majority of law-enforcement operations would end when managed by these people. Thank God, the Ministry of Interior is now managed not by an agent of foreign power, but a patriot – Vakhtang Gomelauri, who leads the police system with highest European standards.

I wish to express gratitude to policemen – each and every one of them – for being patient when humiliated or physically abused by aggressive groups, not counting several incidents. There were a few cases. They confronted the aggressive crowd with highest European standards, notwithstanding the most un-European behavior of the protesters. In several cases, the aggression expressed by specific people against the police was simply unbearable. It is important that, despite the large scale of violence against the policemen, no one was seriously injured yesterday. Both policemen and all five protesters who needed to be hospitalized were given timely medical assistance, for which I would like to thank the doctors.” the PM noted.