The official visit of American Senators and pressure from the side of [our] Western friends played an important role in Gigi Ugulava’s release. For this, we should thank those people who arrived on New Year’s in Georgia - John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Amy Klobuchar. It is unacceptable to have political prisoners in Georgia, [our] American friends repeated this for years. Gigi Ugulava’s release is also due to many European and American politicians who have been doing everything for Georgia’s democratic development for years. Soon all the political prisoners of Bidzina Ivanishvili will leave prison and their leader will be Gigi Ugulava.”
“Member of the United National Movement, Zurab Tchiaberashvili, on Gigi Ugulava’s release.