After the August war, in 2009, Saakashvili started handing over strategic objects to Russian state organizations. Such a statement made today the Prime Minister of Georgia at the Mukhatgvedi brothers’ cemetery, where she laid a wreath at the memorial of the fallen heroes.
“The foolish policy of the former president [Mikheil] Saakashvili, and his uncalculated provocative steps led to the fact that this tragic war could not be avoided. It was a treason of Saakashvili and his team. They sacrificed our country and people, our military.
When they come out today and pretend to be patriots, I want to remind them that several months after the August war, in 2009, Saakashvili started handing over strategic objects to Russian state organizations. Then we were told that Russian money had no smell – that’s one thing. Second – Saakashvili’s Government canceled the visa-free regime for Russian citizens. Third – his Government did not take any action after the war to impose sanctions on Russia for the occupation, instead, they canceled the visa-free regime for Russian citizens, handed over strategic facilities to Russian companies, and then supported Russia’s accession to the World Trade Organization”, - said Irakli Garibashvili.