Levan Bezhashvili: The Hague Tribunal ruling confirms that the Russian narrative about the 2008 war has lost all basis - the Georgian Dream has been developing this narrative for years

The Hague Tribunal ruling confirms that the Russian narrative about the 2008 war has lost all basis; unfortunately, the Georgian Dream has been developing this narrative for years and has been pressing it upon Georgian society, UNM MP Levan Bezhashvili said at the briefing.

According to him, the court decision confirms that Georgia did not bomb sleeping Tskhinvali and it was established that the Georgian side acted with full accuracy for defense.

"I would like to congratulate the Georgian people, the public, and especially our heroic military, on the important decision that is made in the Hague Tribunal. The Hague International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for three people in connection with war crimes committed by separatist officials in Russia and "South Ossetia".

Above all, the Hague Tribunal ruling confirms that the Russian narrative about the 2008 war has lost all basis, unfortunately, the Georgian Dream has been developing this narrative for years and has been pressing it upon Georgian society. This decision puts an end to the speculations and manipulations that, unfortunately, the Georgian Dream is still engaged with today - at the time when the events in Ukraine have clearly shown and world leaders and institutions clearly state that Georgia's position on the war in 2008 was fair and adequate in response to Russian Federation decision. Nevertheless, they continue to accuse Georgia of failing to avoid war, as well as using cluster bombs. They also use the resolution, which they turn upside down and, in practice, interpret against the interests of the Georgian state.

The public also remembers well how the Georgian Dream and their minister Tsulukiani lobbied and cooperated with the Hague Tribunal Prosecutor Ms. Bensouda, who was prosecuting the Georgian military. At the same time, the Russian Federation was very actively involved and presented its evidence to the Hague Tribunal, and yet, fortunately, the Prosecutor did not share all this, and today we can congratulate Georgia, the Georgian military, and declare this victory, so to speak, a victory of Georgian international law. The decision confirms that Georgia did not bomb sleeping Tskhinvali. It was established that the Georgian side was acting with full accuracy for defense," Bezhashvili said.

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