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23 July, Tuesday


Georgian president feels pain caused by Tbilisi ‘tragedy’

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Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili described as "tragedy" the riots that broke out outside the country’s parliament in the capital Tbilisi on Thursday night.

"I would like to express the pain in my heart, caused by the tragedy in Tbilisi. People were injured - some because they were protecting the state order, others because they took to streets to defend their honor and the honor of their nation and found themselves in the middle of a situation that went out of control. However, some people were injured because they followed politically motivated, totally reckless and mischievous calls," said Zurabishvili, who was forced to wrap up her official visit to Belarus and urgently return to Georgia, TASS reports.

She said she was ready to meet with representatives of all political forces for whom violence and destructive slogans are inadmissible.

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