March 16, 2023
Chairman of Parliament of Georgia Shalva Papuashvili Accuses MEPs of Attempting to ‘Separate’ Georgians and Their Government
The Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia, Shalva Papauashvili, told reporters that some European politicians are using ‘Russian propaganda tools’ [fighting fire with fire] towards Georgia to separate Georgian people and the government elected by them from each other….
Papuashvili also noted that there is a certain group in the European Parliament, which is a political friend and ally of Mikheil Saakashvili.
“As for Saakashvili, the statements about him are not the first time. The European Parliament passed three resolutions, which were unfortunately full of misinformation, including the last one. We see that there is a certain group in the European Parliament, which is a political friend and ally of Mikheil Saakashvili. Mikheil Saakashvili had their protection when the Georgian court sentenced Saakashvili to prison in 2018. It was under their protection that he would move freely around Europe, he was guilty and in hiding, and despite that they would meet and shake hands in cafes or in their offices.
“Saakashvili, a citizen of Ukraine, was talking about the future of Georgia. It was they who encouraged Saakashvili’s radical plan, which was to create chaos in Georgia. If it wasn’t for the active work of the Georgian special services, if Saakashvili had not been arrested, no one knows what would have happened in Georgia today in terms of a political mess. It is the responsibility of these politicians that they encouraged Saakashvili to take such a step. In their place, I would like them to understand their own contribution, how they renewed radicalism in Georgia, and with this responsibility, rethink their attitude towards the Georgian people. First of all, it is an insult to the Georgian people when there is an attempt to separate them from the government they have elected. This is the biggest clear example of non-democracy,” stated Papuashvili.