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President Zourabichvili: Fight for Georgia’s Independence Is Not Over

President Salome Zourabichvili laid a wreath at the Memorial of Georgian Junkers killed in the one-sided battle with Russian Red Army in Kojori-Tabakhmela area on February 25, 1921 and honored their memory.

According to President Zourabichvili, Georgia survived and sustained independence thanks to the heroic commitment of the Georgian Junkers.

"Here, at this location, Georgian Junkers were killed in fight for defending Tbilisi. This is a tough day for Georgia. Fight for Georgia’s independence is not over, it is ongoing.

Georgia survived and sustained independence thanks to the dedication of the Georgian fighters and Junkers. We should not only be grateful for them, but also we should remember them every day.

Unfortunately, aside this Memorial, there is no trace of this tragic historic incident in Kojori-Tabakhmela area. When young people and foreigners visit this place, they should be able to obtain information on this battle and understand its importance for our country,” President Zourabichvili said.
 
In accordance with the resolution of the Parliament of Georgia adopted on 21 July, 2010, the Soviet Occupation Day is observed annually on February 25.
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