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The News in Brief

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Prepared by Messenger Staff

President Salome Zourabichvili: Russian Flags Won't Prevail in Georgia

Salome Zourabichvili, the President of Georgia, in her address to protesters in front of the Parliament at the April 9 memorial, stated that introducing 'Russian Law' is the biggest sign of defeat. According to her, Georgia now faces a choice between independence and slavery.

"The significance of this day is that no one can threaten Georgia's independence, and no one can harm us. The fact that on April 8, some dared to reintroduce Russian law is the clearest sign of their defeat.

No one, today, tomorrow, or the day after that, who enters Georgia with a Russian sign, Russian flag, and Russian enslavement, will ever win!

I don't know what the reaction of the West will be; maybe there will be one. But the main point here is that we know what we want. Do we want what happened on April 9, 1989, or what happened on April 9, 1991? The choice for Georgia is either independence or slavery, either Europe or Russia," Zourabichvili said.

State Security Service Rejects Havana Syndrome Findings

The State Security Service has addressed the journalistic investigation into the Havana Syndrome. Their statement indicated that the agency had verified the facts and was awaiting an official statement from the partner's side. Additionally, the agency noted that both US intelligence and the State Department had questioned the journalistic investigation and had not confirmed the mentioned facts, neither in Georgia nor in other countries.

"The State Security Service of Georgia considers the aforementioned response to be entirely exhaustive, thus fully satisfying the public interest, and believes that it is unnecessary to prove the baselessness of the current version again.

It is regrettable that despite the comprehensive explanation from the American partners, there were still politically motivated individuals and media outlets in Georgia who attempted to use this issue for speculation and to discredit the State Security Service, as they often do.

We also want to assure the public that, in light of the increasing challenges in the region, the country's security is being maintained at the highest level, as evidenced by the peaceful coexistence of recent years," the statement reads.