Shevardnadze called on the U.S. Ambassador to Georgia to retire
The Former Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze has agreed to the requirements of the local opposition, calling on the U.S. ambassador in Tbilisi John Bass to leave his post.
According to VZGLYAD, Shevardnadze said that he shared the frustration of some Georgian politicians, who mark the very controversial position of the American diplomat about the dispersal of an opposition rally on the night of 25 to 26 May.
Earlier, the former State Minister for Reintegration of Georgia, Giorgi Khaindrava called on the U.S. ambassador in Tbilisi John Bass to retire.
Khaindrava underlined that the diplomat has completely compromised himself by supporting the actions of the Georgian authorities to disperse an opposition rally on the night of 25 to 26 May. "You have to leave Georgia at least, because with your support the criminal regime drowned in blood the desire of Georgian citizens live in a free country" - Khaindrava addressed to Bass with an open letter.
According to him, Bass had already lost the confidence of the Georgian people, and it can be lost as well, by the United States. Khaindrava is sure that the population of the country "does not want to see further, the American model of democracy, which is based on violence, lies and immorality in Georgia".
Earlier, one of the leaders of the Labour Party of Georgia Kakha Dzagania said that it was the statement of Bass before the beginning of bloody events on Rustaveli Avenue on the night of 25 to 26 May, which actually gave an indulgence for the Georgian authorities and allowed them to take the most drastic measures to the participants of protest actions of "National Assembly". "Statement by John Bass was the detonator of the bloody night of May 26" - he said.
Recall, the tragic events in Tbilisi took place on the night of May 26 this year, when police with rubber bullets and tear gas dispersed a protest of the "National Assembly" in the center of Tbilisi. As a result, two people were killed and more than 100 people were detained.