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March 14, 2023

Prime Minister Accuses President Zelenskyy and Leaders of Ukraine of ‘Direct Intervention’ in Georgian Internal Politics

Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili was asked about Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s video addressing people at the March 7-8 protests. In response, Gharibashvili accused the President of Ukraine of being motivated for something to happen in Georgia.

“You mentioned Zelensky’s video address – now when a person who is at war leaves and responds to the destructive protest of several thousand people here in Georgia, this is direct evidence that this person is involved, motivated to make something happen here, to change,” Prime Minister said.

Gharibashvili accused Ukrainian politicians of direct intervention in internal politics and asked leaders of Ukraine to “take care of their own country first”.


“You mentioned Ukrainian politicians, I don’t want to list names anymore. Klitschko came out, some incomprehensible people came out, others, Ukrainian politicians, Arakhamia and some sleazy ‘losers’ came out, who say that there is a need for change and scenarios, a coup. It is a direct intervention. I don’t want to continue now, the man is at war. I want to wish everyone a timely end to this war and peace, success and reunification of the country. But first, take care of yourself and your own country, we will take care of our country,” said the Prime Minister.