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Georgian Prime Minister Says Saakashvili Could Be Questioned

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili (right) and Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili (file photo)
Georgia's prime minister says President Mikheil Saakashvili could be legally summoned for questioning regarding the country's war with Russia in 2008.

Bidzina Ivanishvili told journalists on April 10 that "the truth about the war has never been revealed to the Georgian people."

Ivanishvili's statement comes hours after Defense Minister Irakly Alasania said in a televised interview that his ministry will investigate the brief war that took place in August 2008.

After the conflict, Moscow recognized the independence of Georgia's breakaway regions, South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

Also on April 10, the leader of the ruling Georgian Dream coalition's parliamentary deputies, David Sangelidze, said new a parliamentary commission will investigate the war’s origins and consequences.

Ivanishvili's Georgian Dream bloc defeated President Mikheil Saakashvili's United National Movement party in the general elections last October.

Based on reporting by, Interfax, and ITAR-TASS