This is another evidence of the cunning plans that the enemies of our country have inside and outside the country. However, the fact that the United States Agency for International Development finances all of this is even more disturbing and serious, this is how the general secretary of Georgian Dream, Kakha Kaladze, responded to the statement issued by the Security Council regarding the investigative action against the "Canvas" organization.
Kaladze is waiting for explanations from the American side.
"Of course, this is a worrying fact. All this is very serious. In this regard, numerous statements have been made directly by the State Security Service. This is another evidence of the cunning plans that the enemies of our country have inside and outside the country. However, the fact that the United States Agency for International Development finances all of this. Of course, this requires an explanation, and we await a relevant response to explain it all. Also, we should remember the parliamentary elections when parallel counting was rigged. This too was financed by USAID, the mentioned project was financed by them. A lot of disturbing and sad facts are collected with their involvement, which directly reflect the enmity. This is a step taken against Georgia. Therefore, we definitely need clarifications regarding all this.
I want to say once again that Georgia is a sovereign state. We will protect our country, its population, its national interests and we will not give anyone the opportunity to organize revolutions, coups, overthrowing the government. And then to be used as a second front. No one will be given the opportunity to do this. I want everyone to know this very well, both the enemies inside the country and outside," said Kakha Kaladze.
For information, the State Security Service released information about the investigative action conducted against the organization "Canvas" and made public "part of the evidence".
According to SSG, on September 25, 2023, at the invitation of the East-West Management Institute of the USAID program, Serbian citizens Sinisa Sikman, Jelena Stoisic and Slobodan Jinovic arrived in Georgia. According to SSG, these persons are connected with the revolutionary events in Georgia in 2003, and in different years also had connections with similar process in Serbia, Ukraine and other states.
According to SSG, they were actively teaching methods of creating protest drives and tactics of conducting violent actions. As SSG says, they represent the management link of the "Canvas" organization, and also Sinisa Sikman and Slobodan Jinovic are former members of the "Otpor" organization, which was an analogue of the Georgian organization "Kmara" in Serbia.
According to the SSG, the declared reason for the arrival of the mentioned persons in Georgia was to conduct trainings for groups working in the field of culture in matters of "strategic non-violent fight", but the investigation established that this was not the only purpose of their arrival in Georgia. In particular, the real purpose of the visit was to establish communication and conduct trainings with those young people and influential non-governmental organizations, which should become the core of destructive and illegal actions planned in Georgia in October-December of this year.
The State Security Service announces that the conference held on September 26-29, funded by USAID, was organized by "Canvas-Georgia" and the East-West Management Institute. SSG publishes part of the evidence obtained as a result of the secret investigative action against Sinisa Sikman, Jelena Stojsic and Slobodan Djinovic.