Russian President Vladimir Putin ignored the leaders of Ukraine and Georgia in his New Year greetings to heads of foreign states and governments. The greeting was published on the Kremlin website on December 30.
Among those who received the greetings are the heads of states from distant countries such as the USA, Great Britain, France, Germany, Syria, as well as the neighboring states like Armenia, Abkhazia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, and others.
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky and Georgia’s leader Salome Zurabishvili are not mentioned in the greetings.
Press Secretary for the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov commented on this issue. According to him, the text of the greeting will be edited “if necessary”.
At the end of June 2019, Georgian nationalists committed a political provocation during the General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy, which caused the internal political crisis. Georgian President Zurabishvili blamed the Russian side for the crisis, calling Russia the “enemy” and the “occupier.”
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky continues the anti-Russian policy of his predecessor Petro Poroshenko contrary to his election promises.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency