Gërdeci/ Mediu: I would like to undo what happened, the state is responsible for not protecting the lives of their family members
The former Minister of Defense, Fatmir Mediu, appeared at the GJKKO this Thursday, in the court session where the next witnesses will be questioned about the "Gërdeci" case.
During his speech before the judge, Mediu said: Since March 15, 2008, the lives of some of the people who are in this room today have changed radically.
After the explosion in Gërdec, many of them experienced serious events, up to the tragic loss of their loved ones.
This tragic event also changed my life and that of my family quite a bit.
Since that day, the weight of the pain and suffering of these families has been heavy in my mind and soul, to whom I humbly apologize again for what happened and express all my deep human regret.
Although, neither intentionally nor negligently, it is not my actions or inactions, or my personal interest, that caused or influenced the explosion in Gërdec, again as Minister of Defense, I have recognized and accepted yesterday and I accept today my full moral responsibility for what happened.
In reflection of this responsibility, as well as out of great pain for the lives lost, I resigned from the position of Minister of Defense.
I am sorry that the act of my resignation as a minister and then my humble behavior and attitude regarding the tragedy, certain political and non-political groups, have seen as an act and behavior of weakness and as a reflection of a guilty individual.
I have chosen to be sparing in my public explanations and avoid talking about the event as much as possible.
With the conviction that my explanations and truths about the event, for the Durdaj family and others, would not only not be a relief of their pain, but on the contrary.
For the families of the victims and the injured in Gërdec, the state is responsible for not protecting the lives of their family members.
And for them, the state in this case is the Minister.
Therefore, I have nothing to say against them. I would very much like to undo what happened, but I have no strength, except to express to you once again, the great regret and the deep apology for what you suffered from the tragedy of March 15.