Nino Burjanadze: "The process of shifting borders is the fault of the impotence, inaction and incompetence of our government."
"I evaluate negatively every single fact of shifting Georgian
borders, it is a fact that in recent years, day-by-day, our country
is shrinking. It is a fact that land that rightful belongs to our
citizens are being forfeited from them illegaly."
According to Burjanadze, the fact that our government is not
reacting to the aforementioned issue is particularly alarming.
"This is a fault of the impotence, inaction and incompetence of our
government. The statement where the government tells us to exercise
strategic patience is insulting. We observe that our country is
gradually shrinking and primary target of my criticism is our
government which has no ability to halt this process."
As Burjanadze noted, 'Georgian Dream' will not be able to fix the
relationship with Russia as they are afraid of talking, engaging in
direct contact with their Russian counterparts and protecting
national interests of Georgia.
"Present government is preoccupied by holding on to their seats.
There is only one way out, direct negotiations with Russia. This is
my impenetrable position. Until when should we be dependent on
other states protecting our national interest? Support from our
friends is welcome, but as we can see, there are many problems in
today's world, therefore, waiting for international organisations
and community to help us, sidelining other issues is just an
illusion. If direct dialogue was held in the past, we would not
have faced this situation. Dialogue should be consistent, not the
one held by the previous government which made critical mistakes in
the process. I can tell you with full responsibility that had there
not been 2004 incident in Samachablo, we would not have faced that