The former Prime Minister [Vano Merabishvili] is in prison, the former Defence Minister and former Mayor of Tbilisi are also in prison, the former President and General Prosecutor have been prosecuted. At the same time we’re close to visa liberalization and the world and Europe have no questions about our democratic development. Getting to this stage was a miracle. I was the Prime Minister for one year and I spent 90% of my time trying to objectively tell the Europeans and Americans about what was happening in the country. They were alarmed.. four years have now passed and everyone got used to it and learned what was happening in Georgia.”
“Former Prime Minister of Georgia, Bidzina Ivanishvili speaking during an interview for the GDS programme, “Meetings with Regional Media”.