Civil Georgia
April 3, 2022

Garibashvili Makes Controversial Remarks on Ukraine, Again

The Georgian Prime Minister also vowed to “do everything” to avoid war in Georgia.

“We want peace, stability and development, this is what our country needs today, no one needs war, and…any patriotic government must do everything to help the country and its people avoid the greatest calamity, the ordeal, which is war. I acting in this spirit, with this responsibility,” he said.

Reacting to Garibashvili’s remarks over Ukraine being “oppressed and punished in this war,” opposition Droa party said: “most shameful words from the man that Georgia tragically gets to call its Prime Minister.”

“Georgia will not forgive you for this, [Irakli Garibashvili]. You are a disgrace.”

Ruslan Stefancuk, Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukrainian legislature, also expressed disappointment today.

“I have once thought that the main thing, which unites [Ukraine] with [Georgia] and [Moldova] the most, is that our countries have been territorially “bitten” by [Russia]. But today’s official position of Tbilisi and Chișinău regarding their neutrality in imposing sanctions on [Russia] has disappointed me.”