Amb Kelly’s Remarks to Media at the Occupation Museum in Ergneti (August 17)

Ambassador Ian Kelly at the Occupation Museum in Ergneti

Q-n about the visit

Ambassador Kelly:  This has been a very moving day for me. I began the day seeing a church that is 1,200 years old and inscriptions on the church from people who lived 1,200 years ago who ask us to remember them in prayers.  I am very grateful to the people, who on their own initiative, set up this museum in this house a 150 meters from barbed wire because I think it is important for us and for future generations to know the cost of aggression and the price of war.  I firmly believe that occupation will not last, that barbed wire will not stand, and that Georgia will once again be whole and will be a prosperous, independent, and free country.