Nino Burjanadze, the Chair of the Foundation for Democratic Development, held a press conference on September 12 at which she stated that a lot of people have been asking whether Georgia could have avoided the recent war. The ex-Parliament Speaker remarked that it is not appropriate to criticize those who ask this question, as it needs to be asked in order for the issue to be analyzed and evaluated.
Nino Burjanadze stated that strengthening democracy is the only way out of the present crisis, as any other solution would create further problems for the country. The role of democracy and a free media is very important. Society must be informed of the latest developments so that people can analyze situations for themselves.