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Bakradze Hails Obama’s Georgia Remarks
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 4 Apr.'09 / 18:42

Georgian Parliamentary Chairman, Davit Bakradze, said that use of term - “Russian invasion in Georgia” by U.S. President, Barack Obama, was of a significant importance for Tbilisi.

“We all know the Russian opinion about the reasons of the August war,” Bakradze said on April 4. “As far as the U.S. assessment is concerned about what has happed in August and why the war started, President Obama has clearly stated his position – for the first he used the term intension. Let me remind you that this is a term, which was referred to describe the Soviet Union’s armed intervention in Afghanistan. Using such term and very clear assessment of this process removes all the question marks about what kind of stance the United States’ new administration has towards the August aggression and how actively it continues to support Georgia.”

Speaking at a joint news conference with his French counterpart in Strasbourg on April 3, President Obama said: “I was a critic of the Russian invasion of Georgia. I continue to believe that despite extraordinary efforts of President Sarkozy to broker ceasefire, we have not seen a stabilization of that situation.”

In a statement released on August 9, 2008, Barack Obama, then a presidential candidate, said: “On Friday, August 8, Russian military forces invaded Georgia. I condemn Russia's aggressive actions and reiterate my call for an immediate ceasefire.”

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