Vasiko, 31 , Lawyer: I went to the Republican Clinic to see my friend Beka, who was transported from Gori. Time to time lots of ambulances were bringing in wounded soldiers. Seeing the vehicles the parents of the soldiers started crying and screaming.
They were calling: "Name, tell the name?" Than everyone were getting quiet and were saying prayers:" Oh, God, let me see my son wounded but alive." And this was going on and on with each ambulance.
Avto, 60, from Senaki, taxi driver: What is going on is all Russia's and rotten Shevardnadze's fault. It was Shevardnadze who ceded Abkhazian and Ossetian territories to Europe and whole world to speak up and intervene. Putin Satan! Should not anyone stop this Devil? If they are not stopped now – they will stamp on Europe tomorrow…Do you think there is something that will stop them?? At last there should be someone who will overcome these "Vanias". They will never stop themselves. There is no "Two Russia". There is only one Russia, the one which always used to be. I remember the Soviet times, they never cared about other's opinions, and even now they want to rule over the world. Misha is doing right; he knows that Russia will never bring any good to us. Our people are right; the important thing now is to have someone to help us stop Russia.…Now its time for America,
Nona, 36, Tbilisi: Yesterday, I and my whole neighborhood spent the night on the street. There were explosions and bombing. I still remember everything what was going on in the 90's. It's happening exactly the same way as then, during the Abkhazian war. Russia hasn't changed at all. I have a feeling of de-ja vu. How can I believe that there is no one to help us? Who needs the world ruled by Russia?? How can I believe that Russia will get away with that??
Goga, 25, computer programmer: Everyone around me had their families on vacation: some at the seaside, some in the mountains, some in the villages with their grandparents and look what did they do??? My friend Zura had his wife and 1 year old child sent to Racha region on holiday at the house of his parents. 2 days ago he was told on the telephone that the bomb fell on his house and his parents were wounded. With no more information he left for Racha immediately, he reached his house with difficulty. He called us that his mother was wounded and that our policemen were taking care of them.
Maka 35, secretary-specialist: I heard this story from my neighbor Lali. It happened to her relative Natia, who was getting married and the wedding was planned on the 9th of August. The groom was taken to the army. There was no news of him for 2 days, he wasn't calling home. On the third day Natia received the news about the death of her fiancée. How unhappy she is…