Sixteen years have passed since the fall of Sokhumi. Minister of Defence of Georgia, Bacho Akhalaia and Chief of the Joint Staff of GAF, Major General Devi Tchankotadze attended the Heroes Square in Tbilisi in order to commemorate the heroes who made supreme sacrifice for territorial integrity of Georgia and laid wreaths on the memorial of fallen.
“All of those people, who were fallen for Georgia’s integrity and unity, are true heroes of Georgia’s modern history. I would like to express esteem to them, to greet their family members as the families of Georgian heroes. Our duty calls to pay the honors and end the deed began by those heroes. We must gain goals named united Georgia, strong and integrated state.” – Stated Minister of Defence of Georgia, Bacho Akhalaia.