The opposition, which makes provocative statements about David-Gareji, made a great contribution to the aggravation of this issue a year and a half ago, said Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia, answering a question from journalists.

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As Gakharia noted, the story of David-Gareji began not yesterday, not even a month ago, and the answer to the question – why the investigation began right now, should be given, first of all, by the opposition itself.

He also stressed that the identification of the guilty is the prerogative of the investigation, and no one in Georgia has an “indulgence”, including the ex-President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili, during whose rule the demarcation of the section of the Georgian-Azerbaijani border on which the monastery complex is located, was produced incorrectly.

“With regard to Saakashvili and what Nogaideli (former Prime Minister of Georgia) said, this is entirely the prerogative of the investigation. No one in the country has indulgences, especially Mr. Saakashvili,” the prime minister said.

The head of government stressed that the David-Gareji issue cannot spoil good-neighborly relations with Azerbaijan, which is Georgia’s friend and strategic partner.

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