January 15, 2023

Vice PM: Gov’t won’t allow Georgia to be involved in military conflict

Georgia’s Vice Prime Minister Thea Tsulukiani on Saturday told the media the Georgian Government would not allow the country to be involved in the military confrontation.

It is “regrettable” that the attempts, in “various forms”, to involve Georgia in military conflict have been continuing, Tsulukiani said while responding to the comment made by Ukrainian Presidential Adviser Mykhailo Podolyak on Georgia’s “refusal” to transfer Buk missile system to Kyiv, saying the Georgian Government did not “understand whose side [in the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war] it should be on”.

The Vice PM noted the country would not provide military assistance to any side of the conflict, stressing it was the Government’s main stance on this question. Georgia has gone through “too many wars” and it has been the responsibility of the authorities to maintain peace for the future of the country, she added.