According to the businessman Levan Vasadze, the fact of appointment Tina Khidasheli as the Defence Minister was an insult of the soldiers. This statement was made by Vasadze in the interview with PalitraNews.
“Tina Khidasheli went in Sochi and told to the Abkhazians: “I don’t care if Georgia return Abkhazia but I want Georgia to be liberal country- I think that she must not be able to return in her homeland. Appoint her as the Minister of Infrastructure, why as the Minister of Defence? This is frontal insult of the Georgian soldiers,”-Levan Vasadze said.