In my life I have always found ways of dealing with a situation.
But the Americans have no extra money. They have their own problems. They can provide financial assistance for two, three, four, or six months at most.
It is absolutely impossible to settle the debts to pensioners, teachers, and others. The country hasn't got enough money to do so.
When I came back to power, Georgia was completely isolated on the international stage.
I believe that with the help of foreign countries - and under that condition only, because they have no other source of financing - the new government may temporarily extricate Georgia from the current situation.
I don't want to go down in history as a man who allowed blood to be shed.
I'm sure that was the right step, even though, formally speaking, it may seem disadvantageous for a president to resign. But, looking into what is happening today and what is going to happen in the future, I think history will show I made the right decision.
But we cannot rely on foreign help indefinitely.
Germany is determined to provide substantial help. So are the Netherlands and other states. But a day will come when we have to count on our own resources.
True, other countries are helping us. Germany is determined to provide substantial help. So are the Netherlands and other states. But a day will come when we have to count on our own resources.
I am not responsible for the actions of Saakashvili and even for those of Gamsakhurdia.
Now, the entire world community recognizes Georgia. We are members of the United Nations and the Council of Europe. Everything is being prepared so that we will soon enter the European Union.
We also have a real opportunity to join NATO.
You know in the West they support realistic forces.
No Georgian has the right to evade or neglect his duties and responsibilities.