Prime Minister of Georgia urged Zelensky not to interfere in the political life of the republic
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili called on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to deal with the problems in his country, and only then interfere in the political life of Georgia. The Prime Minister stated this in an interview with the IMEDI TV channel.
Garibashvili noted that Zelensky’s statements, calling on Georgian citizens to go to protests, indicate that “this person is involved, motivated for something to happen here.” The Prime Minister added that other Ukrainian politicians also spoke about the need for change, which is a direct interference in the affairs of Georgia.
According to the prime minister, Ukraine also expected the opening of a second front in Georgia – for this, the former president of the republic, Mikheil Saakashvili, was sent to the country.
“Saakashvili entered Georgia on October 1st. He was sent in an organized manner, the main goal was to organize a coup here and drag the country into the war at the right time,” Garibashvili said.
On March 7, protests broke out in Tbilisi after the Georgian parliament adopted the bill on foreign agents in the first reading. The actions continued on March 8 and 9, during the protests the police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse. On March 10, the project was withdrawn, and with it the document of the law “On the registration of foreign agents” – the “American” version, which refers to the assignment of this status not only to the media and organizations, but also to individuals. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the country, a total of 133 protesters were detained, who were later released.
In early February, Garibashvili said that the Ukrainian authorities did not stop their attempts to draw Georgia into the conflict in Ukraine and open a “second front” in the country. But the prime minister assured that the republic managed to avoid drawing itself into the conflict.