TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili says he doesn’t plan to cooperate with a new investigation of the Russia-Georgia war in August, 2008.
“I, as president, distance myself completely from the statement by the prime minister that it was a fault of Georgia to start military actions and to start the war,” he told journalists on Thursday during a visit to Poland.
“I as a citizen of Georgia and as president won’t cooperate with this anti-state investigation for a single second.”
Saakashvili thinks investigating the events of the August war is ‘directed against the statehood and territorial integrity of Georgia’ and serves the interests of Russia.
A few days ago, Justice Minister Thea Tsulukiani said it is necessary to question the president about the events in 2008, while Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili on Wednesday said that investigating the war events won’t damage the image of the former government or the president.