The President of Georgia released a statement before the upcoming elections. In her address Salome Zourabichvili also talked about the Georgian army.
“An attack is carried out on the institutions and there are attempts to discredit the individuals whom the public trusts and who we need most for tomorrow, that is - the army, law enforcement and health officials.
It is my duty to protect these structures and individuals on which the present and the future of our country stand.
On the Army. Because of one person, whoever that person may be, the entire army should not be treated as guilty. It is unacceptable to spread degrading and discrediting assessments on the entire army.
All the more so in a country whose territories are occupied and which aspires to join NATO. Such baseless allegations directly undermine the interests of the country, and serve only to destabilize or to abet foreign interests.
As the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Georgian Defense Forces, I categorically condemn such attempts. I want to reaffirm my trust and respect for the Georgian army”, - said the President.