Georgia and Ukraine joining NATO will be the best way to stop Russian expansionism, Chair of Foreign Relations Committee says
Georgia and Ukraine joining NATO will be the best way to stop Russian expansionism, Chair of Foreign Relations Committee says

Nikoloz Samkharadze, the head of the permanent delegation of the Parliament of Georgia to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, took part in the debate on the Political and Security Committee of the OSCE.

In his speech, Nikoloz Samkharadze focused on the security environment of the Black Sea region and the threats coming from Russia.

“Russia wants to transform the Black Sea into internal waters, where it will have complete freedom of action. This circumstance, in itself, will reduce the prospects of transit projects and economic cooperation and increase Russia’s access to important energy and transport-infrastructure corridors in the region, which will pose a threat to the security and stability of Europe,” said Nikoloz Samkharadze.

The chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee spoke about the importance of the involvement of international partners in the process of ensuring the security of the Black Sea. According to him, the partners in Europe and the USA should further strengthen their representation in the region and take decisive steps to stand up against Russia’s occupation of the Black Sea region, Georgia and Ukraine.

“The main question we need to answer is what we can do together with our American and European partners to contain Russian expansionism and other possible threats arising from it, in order to ensure the stability and security of the strategically important Black Sea region. I believe that Georgia and Ukraine joining NATO will be the best way to stop Russian expansionism,” Nikoloz Samkharadze said in his speech.

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