The Prime Minister of Georgia issues a statement on the day of the fall of Sokhumi.
“This war has left a devastating mark in our country-ethnic cleansing has turned hundreds of thousands into refugees in their own homeland and, most lamentably, many of our compatriots have tragically fallen victim to it. The de-occupation of the Russia-occupied regions and the country’s unification remains the main challenge facing our state and society.
Once again, I extend my sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of war.
Today, as we commemorate this sacrifice, we reaffirm our commitment to peaceful conflict resolution. Our Government is resolute in pursuing this path because we firmly believe that peace is the foundation upon which we must build a unified, strong, developed country together with our Abkhazian and Ossetian brothers.
I am convinced that the future belongs to the unity, peace, and prosperity of Abkhazians and Georgians”, - says Irakli Garibashvili.