"The central leadership of Georgia is preparing a special operation against me and is preparing the corresponding forces for this. We know about it and are trying to avoid a terrorist act," Abashidze said in an interview given to Adzharia's television.
According to his information, "Mikhail Saakashvili (Georgia's president) already reported to the leadership of an influential state that the operation has been planned and would be successfully carried out." "Two states can stop what Georgia's central leadership has schemed against Adzharia, and I want to name them. One of them is the USA because Georgia's new leadership does nothing without the USA's knowledge, and does not make a secret of the fact that it champions the US policy in the republic. Today I have sent a letter to US president George Bush in which I write about the situation in Georgia and the forthcoming threat," the head of Adzharia said.
According to him, the second state is Russia, and a letter to the Russian authorities has been prepared.
Abashidze called upon the USA and Russia "to do everything in their power to prevent a bloodshed in Georgia." "Time should not be lost, then it will be necessary to station peace-keepers in Adzharia, as it takes place in Abkhazia," Aslan Abashidze said. (Abkhazia is a self-proclaimed republic on Georgia's territory).