Guntsadze: Okruashvili is a dishonored and fallen man
Former Secretary-General of the "Georgian Party" Koka Guntsadze said that statement during opposition protests about the possible arrival of former Defense Minister Irakli Okruashvili to Georgia was originally a hoax.
"He was to be courageous to come back ... I don't doubt that it was originally a bluff. Dishonored and fallen men do not come back with a victory" - "Georgia-News" cited the words of Guntsadze.
Recall, late May, rumors were widely disseminated that one of the leaders of the Georgian opposition Irakli Okruashvili, who lives in Paris as a political refugee, intends to visit Georgia.
He later said that he was the second time prevented from the visit to his homeland.
"It is very hard to me to talk - he said. - If you will stab me, I wouldn't spill blood. For the second time it is the same. The first time it happened in May 2009 when I was near Georgia's borders, and so-called united opposition negatively evaluated my come back to Georgia. "
However, one of the leaders of "Georgian Party" has stressed that the country's authorities intimidate people by the possibility of his alleged arrival with Russian tanks through South Ossetia, and arranging a coup. "Some opposition leaders instantly joined this opinion thus union lost stability" - said Okruashvili.
According to him, he intends to repeat his attempt, but if he fail then he will leave politics forever. "Nothing is ended, to be continued" - concluded the former head of the Defense Ministry.
In addition, Okruashvili said that his visit had failed because of the treachery of another opposition leader - Levan Gachechiladze. "He betrayed our plan in exchange for his welfare" - Okruashvili said.
Recall that Okruashvili previously had been one of supporters of the current Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili. Gradually he headed the Interior Ministry, Defense Ministry and the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade. Subsequently, Okruashvili joined the Georgian opposition and was forced to leave the country.