May 27, 2022

Georgian PM: Ukraine’s Security Council Secretary “wishes to open second front” of war in Georgia, Moldova

The Secretary of the Security Council of Ukraine has voiced a “wish to open a second front” of the war with Russia in Georgia and Moldova, Georgia’s Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said on Friday in comments in the Parliament.

The Government head challenged opposition MPs at the legislative body by asking them if they had an “elementary emotion or protest” over the statement of the Ukrainian official, and appealed to them to declare whether their loyalty lay with Georgia “or with another state, or states”.

Garibashvili also reminded the lawmakers of comments by Oleksyi Arestovych, an advisor to the Ukrainian President, on the Georgian Government not being a “government of war” that could help Ukraine in the conflict, and on a hypothetical scenario of Georgia joining the war if the imprisoned former President Mikheil Saakashvili were in power.

In his criticism of the domestic opposition, Garibashvili pointed to an absence of protest from them with regard to the statement by the Ukrainian President’s advisor.