“Part of the opposition does not like the fact that some people want to enter the parliament, and they target the diplomats in this struggle,” German Ambassador to Georgia Hubert Knirsch told Imedis Kvira. The ambassador responded to the statements made against him.
“I monitor those statements. It is often astonishing how persistently and imaginatively these ideas are argued. It is very difficult to anger a real diplomat, not everyone can do it. These accusations come from the parties that asked us, the western diplomats, to get involved in Georgian politics and help them. The real political reason for the complaints against the diplomats is the internal confrontation of the opposition. Part of the opposition does not like the fact that some people want to enter the parliament, and they targeted diplomats. I think we need to understand the essence of the issue,” Hubert Knirsch added.
The ambassador was also asked whether such statements affect anti-Western sentiments.
“I think such statements should not be taken too seriously. We should set prizes for the most exotic and imaginative statements. Personally, my favorite is the idea of comparing the opposition with Ketevan Tsamebuli. The opposition is being tortured in the presence of diplomats, and they are expected to do the terrible thing, which they voted for, which is to enter the parliament. I would also like to ask the media, do not make a big deal of whatever they say,” Hubert Knirsch said.