The Messenger
December 6, 2022

PM Gharibashvili accuses opposition of getting ‘dividends’ while addressing death of Georgian fighters in Ukraine

The Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Gharibashvili, expressed condolences to the families and loved ones of Georgian fighters killed in the war in Ukraine….

According to him, the government has always ensured the transfer of the deceased in previous cases to Georgia.

“I honestly want to say, it is a big loss. Already 33 of our compatriots have died in this war in Ukraine….

“Also, I would like to clarify once again that according to the decision of our government, in agreement with the families, the transfer of the deceased in all previous cases took place with the direct involvement of the government. These costs are fully covered by the government, and also, according to our decision, since most of them were ex-military, policemen, and officers, they took part in wars on our territory, all of them were buried with dignity, with military honors,” said the PM.

Prime Minister Gharibashvili also accused the opposition of immorality for “trying to get some dividends from the issue of soldiers killed in the war.”

“I also want to say, we are looking at the most sensitive issue of the last few days, a person died in the war, and some hypocritical, I must call it, fake, sold politicians are trying to get some dividends. Is there anything more immoral?

“I want to remind everyone, these people, this so-called ‘the war party’ and the party of sell-outs, since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, have tried and are trying to arrange certain provocations. Unfortunately, they are organized even now – our fellow citizens are being taken to the war in Ukraine by the representatives of ‘the war party’. Many of their provocations were prevented by our government….

Prime Minister Gharibashvili’s allegations were heavily criticized by the opposition. European Georgia leader Giga Bokeria called it ‘Putinist propaganda‘ and said this is how the ruling party is maintaining its power”.

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