President of Georgia: Georgia’s government plays on Russian side

October 19,2023 898
President of Georgia: Georgia’s government plays on Russian side

The ruling party, as well as the government of Georgia, have a pro-Russian course, Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili said, speaking in the country’s parliament during the discussion of her possible impeachment.

“It is strange that at this time, and this contrast speaks volumes, you treat the occupier country and its leaders with great awe; what’s more, you openly deserve praise from the occupiers and are not even embarrassed. You are not confused when the calls of the occupying country and yours coincide with each other!” the president said.

Currently, the Georgian government is trying to remove the pro-European president, Zourabichvili said.

“How will you explain to people that you voted for the impeachment of a pro-European president and at the same time did not support the resolution of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, which recognized the occupation regime as dictatorial? Your hand was shaking when you had to condemn Russia’s plan to open a new naval base on our territory,” Zourabichvili continued.

In addition, the President of Georgia appealed to the country’s European partners and urged them to support Georgia no matter what.

“At this difficult time, I would like to appeal to our European partners and urge that, despite this anti-European impeachment, Georgia cannot be abandoned, Russia cannot be allowed to strengthen its influence in this region using soft power, indirect occupation or destabilization of the Black of the sea, while [Russia] is failing in Ukraine and is looking for ways to save face,” Zourabichvili concluded.

The ruling party of Georgia, Georgian Dream, has started the impeachment procedure against President Salome Zourabichvili. The politician is accused of violating the Constitution because she did not agree with the Georgian government on her meetings with European leaders during a European trip to support the country’s European integration.