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Do you think Georgia can reintegrate Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali region and when?

Friday, August 14
“I think I won’t be alive when it happens. Abkhazia and South Ossetia can be returned only in a new historical reality, when Russia is weaker.”
Dali, psychologist, 59

“A year ago I had a hope that this would happen very soon, but now it is hard to say when and moreover, if ever.”
Gvantsa, student, 20

“Unfortunately there is very small possibility of regaining these lost territories in the near future.”
Dato, student, 19

“I don’t think Georgia can reintegrate these territories, because the number of Georgian citizens there is very small.”
Nika, doctor, 25

“If Georgia continues to have a friendly relationship with Western countries and the US our country will be able to reintegrate the breakaway regions.”
Nana, economist, 35

“In the present situation it is impossible to reintegrate Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali region. It needs time and the stabilisation of political life.”
Dato, dancer, 28

“I consider it will be very difficult to regain these regions. We will be able to reintegrate these territories if Georgia has a strong economy and powerful armed forces.However the international political situation must also change.”
Beka, historian, 51

“I think the return of the breakaway regions is impossible as we have a powerless Government, which can’t do anything but give us empty promises.”
Elza, teacher, 61

“I don’t want to lose hope of this, however after recent developments this hope is decreasing day by day. I think we can’t regain Abkhazia and South Ossetia by military means. We can only fight through international organisations.”
Tea, doctor, 35

“It is hard to admit this, but reintegrating those territories is not realistic, at least at this moment. I don’t think I will be alive when this happens, if it happens at all.”
Natela, pensioner, 67