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Georgian president calls Saakashvili’s coup plan unacceptable

by | Oct 30, 2015
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President Giorgi Margvelashvili. (Interpressnews.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian president views as it unacceptable to have a senior official in a foreign country interfering in domestic affairs and planning mayhem in Georgia.

President Giorgi Margvelashvili’s briefing on Friday was held in response to the controversy over a leaked phone call between former President Mikheil Saakashvili and two of his allies discussing the possible outcome of a lawsuit about the ownership of Rustavi 2, the major opposition-bent TV channel.

Saakashvili, who is now governor of Odessa in Ukraine, talked with CEO of Rustavi 2, Nika Gvaramia, and former Secretary of the National Security Council Giga Bokeria, sharing his views about what will happen if the judge hands ownership of Rustavi 2 over to its previous owner Kibar Khalvashi. He pictured erecting barricades at the TV building, and that this might be followed by shooting and finally turn into a revolution.

President Margvelashvili recalled that the Georgian people achieved a change of power through election, and that this course ‘is irreversible.’

“The age of revolutionary scenarios is finished in Georgia and those who make plans this way are completely isolated from society and political reality,” the president said.

People’s lives and health is a supreme value, he emphasized and called for peace and not to ‘fall for adventures.’



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