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March 29, 2022

Ruling party MP calls on opposition “not to act like fifth column” amid Ukraine war

Irakli Zarkua, an MP from the ruling Georgian Dream (GD) party, has called on opposition parties in Georgia to avoid “acting like the fifth column” in the country amid the crisis of the war in Ukraine.

In comments on the parties’ stance on Georgia’s position on the backdrop of the conflict, Zarkua criticised the opposition and urged them to condemn a recent call by some officials in Ukraine for Georgia to help the country’s defence from Russian invasion by opening up military fronts to retake its Russian-occupied regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia).

Do not be the fifth column…come out and say that the statement made by one of the Ukrainian officials is unacceptable. You did not say a word about this. You talk about how you love Georgia. Enough is enough. Georgia [already] went through this in 2008,” the MP said in reference to the Russia-Georgia war during a parliamentary debate on Tuesday.

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March 29, 2022

Ruling Party MP: Georgia’s territorial integrity can only be restored through peaceful means

The citizens living in Georgia’s Russian-occupied territories should know the Government’s position that the country’s territorial integrity can only be restored through peaceful means and not through use of force, Sozar Subari, an MP from the ruling Georgian Dream (GD) party, said at a Parliament plenary sitting today.

“This is a policy that our country is not going to deviate from. Our fellow citizens living in the occupied territories – Abkhazians, Ossetians and citizens of any nationality – can be confident that we are not waiting for a ‘right moment’ to restore our territorial integrity with weapons”, Subari said.

“It is completely unacceptable when politicians of a friendly country directly call us to join the war”, the Georgian MP said in reference to recent statements of Ukrainian officials Aleksei Danilov and Volodymyr Viatrovych.

The two politicians had said Georgia would “greatly help” Ukraine in its defence from the ongoing Russian invasion by opening fronts against Russia to forcefully regain control over the occupied Georgian regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia).

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