Mikheil Saakashvili: We should be very impatient with the events, but we should understand that this is an important battle in which the one who gets tired first will lose - we were not threatened with such a threat in 2008 either

We should be very impatient with the events, but we should understand that this is an important battle in which the one who gets tired first will lose, - said the third president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, during the trial, in a video address.

According to Saakashvili, Georgia was not threatened with the kind of threat it is now, even in 2008.

"Today, our youth and people of our age are not only against this law, they are against the destruction of Georgia's independence and the return of Georgia to Russia. We did not face such a threat in 2008 either. I would like to remind you that Russia could not enter Tbilisi then, also because hundreds of thousands of Georgians stood on the streets day and night and defended the capital. Our task is as clear as today - unity, inflexibility, tirelessness. Nothing can be impatient now - we must be very impatient with events, but we must understand that this is an important battle in which the first to tire will lose. We will not get tired and we will not give up - I will fight with you to the end. I am in favor of unity and everything is going towards it, the Georgian nation is now united," Saakashvili said.

At the same time, Mikheil Saakashvili responded to the issue of strategic cooperation with China and noted that the Chinese are now Russia's allies, "they are the ones who will separate Georgia from the civilized world and drag it behind the "Iron Curtain".

"Another example of betrayal: when the Vaziani base, where the Americans traditionally train Georgians, and the port of Anaklia should be handed over to the Chinese. The Chinese are now Russia's allies, they are what will cut us off from the civilized world and entangle us behind the Iron Curtain. I am not against economic cooperation with China, but they cannot provide strategic resources. If he wants to build a hotel somewhere - build it, if he wants to invest money in a specific fruit processing enterprise - invest it. But the strategic air base, the strategic port should be in the hands of Georgians only. "Nothing can be gifted or alienated," said Saakashvili.

At the end of the speech, Saakashvili called on the supporters of the opposition to stand together, courageously and strongly, and they will surely win.

"We need unity like never before, we need each other like never before, we are close to victory like never before," said the third president of Georgia.

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