“9 of April is start day of great victories,"-Dimitri Kumsishvili

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Saturday, 09 April 2016 11:21

Minister of Economic Development, Dimitri Kumsishvili paid tribute to dead people on April 9. He talked about the importance of this date in the history of Georgia and added that this day is the start of winning and independence of Georgia.
“9 of April is start day of great victories. A lot people died. I was only 15 when this happened but I remember everything. We regained our independence. We made a lot of mistakes too but we live in the strong country now,”-Dimitri Kumsishvili said. 

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