Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili published a statement on Facebook in connection with the 14th anniversary of the 2008 Russian-Georgian war.
“14 years have passed since the beginning of the August 2008 war, which claimed the lives of many of our fellow citizens. For 14 years, the heart of our country – Samachablo, Tskhinvali region, and Abkhazia – has been occupied by Russia.
“I bow before the memory of our heroic soldiers and civilians who died in the war in August.
“We have chosen a peaceful, reasonable policy as a way to restore territorial integrity and unify the country, and we believe that we will definitely achieve our goal – Georgia will be united!” he wrote.