Head of ruling party of Georgia: We will not allow Ukrainianization of the country

17.05.2023, Tbilisi.

The radical part of the opposition in Georgia constantly demands the government departs from the pragmatic policy, which contrary to Ukrainian politicians aims to preserve peace, the chairman of the ruling party Georgian Dream Irakli Kobakhidze said on May 16 on First Georgian Channel.

“Ultimately, the goal was to use Georgia for specific purposes <…> Georgia was to play the role that Ukraine unfortunately plays today. We could not allow the Ukrainianization of Georgia,” Kobakhidze said.

He noted that the ruling party has maintained a pragmatic course and will continue to do so. At the same time, strong pressure is exerted on Tbilisi forcing it to abandon this course and to increase escalation: to impose sanctions against the Russian Federation, to send mercenaries and weapons to Ukraine.

Kobakhidze promised that the Georgian Dream would not allow this.

On May 10, Rossa Primavera News Agency informed that Russia lifted a ban on direct flights with Georgia. On May 15, visas for Georgian citizens were canceled in the Russian Federation. This provoked a harsh reaction in the Georgian liberal opposition, which is called “radical” by the Georgian Dream party.

Every day protests are held in Tbilisi, demanding a ban on flights to Russia. The protesters claim that without breaking relations with Russia, Georgia will not receive a candidate status for EU membership and will be deprived of the opportunity to move along the path of European integration.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency