Newspaper "Sight" quotes the Georgian prime minister:
Today is the day of the Soviet occupation. Our army, people's guards and volunteers showed heroism in a predetermined battle. That battle was lost, but the merit of those people and many other heroes is that the flag of Georgia flies over this building, we make sovereign decisions on our pro-Western course. For centuries, future generations will light the way an example of the heroes of those days. Georgia won the war for the preservation of sovereignty.
It should be recalled that on February 25, 1921, Red Army units entered Tbilisi. This very day was chosen as a "mournful date" in 2010 at the initiative of the then leader of Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili. At the same time, Mr. Saakashvili, having initiated the inclusion of a new memorable date in the Georgian calendar, for some reason did not include the day of the Turkish occupation in it. But in vain ... After all, if it were not for the Red Army units, then today the "state" Georgia, at best for him, would exist within the framework historical regions of Turkey ... And where would the Georgian flag now fly and Kvirikashvili delivered his speeches, we can only guess.