Jan 12, 2011

Mikheil Saakashvili: Russan Army not allows “improper ethnical origin” citizens to occupied regions

Russian occupational army that controls the Abkhazian territory does not allows "improper ethnical origin" citizens, even those own who lived in this region before the conflict. The declaration was made by Mikheil Saakashvili for Ukraine TV channel. Such actions of Russian Federation looks like a construction of new Berlin wall, Saakashvili said. "20% population remained in Abkhazia after the conflict. This is for 100 thousand people less.

Russian occupational army does not admits to the territory not only a President but as well "improper origin citizens" they are Georgians, Ukrainians, Greeks Estonians, all who lived there, even part of Russians and Abkhazians," - Saakashvili said.

Now the black listed people are determined by Russians who will not be admitted for living there. Those people who even were born there. And were its ancestors were buried. Instead these should be m according to Russian occupants, the foreign country's army, for the control over the emptied territory. For not to allow people to return to own homes. This is a second Berlin wall, "- Saakashvili said.

At the same time, he noted that after the control established over the S.O. territory in 2008 by Russian Army, most part of the people residing these were forced to leave own homes and settle in other regions of Georgia. Ossetians living there and leaving own homes after the August was believed that only Georgian government is its protector. In S.O. there in fact is not left the origin population. At the time when Russian Army entered the territory and declared they are for defense and liberation of Ossetians, the most part of ossetian people fled to Georgian territory that is controlled by Georgian government. And this was natural because this is its country, its government and they consider us as its defenders, "- Georgian President said.

Source: ghn.ge