“Georgia is still seeing difficult days,” Mikheil Saakashvili stated while delivering a speech to Parliament. “I received the President’s mandate to create better conditions for the population. I have a concrete aim – to create a Georgia without poverty,” Saakashvili said.
The President maintained that he had been intending to give a speech on this topic, but “instead I’m in front of you as the leader of a country that has been attacked by an aggressive force. Russia was determined to totally destroy Georgia.” Saakashvili said that the strategic position of Russia was that Georgia should not have the right to make independent choices.