Georgian Parliament Speaker Shalva Papuashvili Monday deemed the Ukraine visit “warm, and friendly.”
Papuashvili said this very visit “helped the sides to clarify many issues,” adding that the parties agreed to verify reports and information with each other. He also said the previous “misunderstandings” between Georgian and Ukrainian politicians had been resolved.
The Speaker noted that “Georgia is a country with an experience of three wars with Russia, therefore, the country is sensitive with the claims about likely side talks with Russia.”
“Sadly, Ukraine received some distorted information. Georgia, the government should play their role through proactive communication so that the Ukrainian public will be fully informed on how Georgia, the Georgian people and the Georgian government stand by Ukraine,” Papuashvili stated.
No words can describe the suffering & misery in #Bucha & #Irpen – an unspeakable & shocking tragedy in the heart of Europe in XXI century. There are many more Ukrainian cities, more similar stories yet untold. #Russia must end these atrocities. There is no alternative to peace. pic.twitter.com/DSaP2EULjA
— Shalva Papuashvili ?? (@shpapuashvili) April 16, 2022
Alluding to the international financial regulations, the Speaker pledged “Georgia will not be a country where Russia will be able to bypass international sanctions for its Ukraine invasion.”
“The Georgian financial sector is part of the international sector, therefore, we are automatically part of the restrictions [on Russia] that exist in this sector.
It is paramount for Ukraine and for us that Georgia will not be a country where Russia will be able to bypass international sanctions for its invasion of Ukraine,” Papuashvili asserted.
Shalva Papuashvili and a Georgian Parliamentary delegation Saturday visited Ukraine to decry Russia’s military aggression against the country and demonstrate Georgia’s firm and united support for Ukraine.
Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Ruslan Stefanchuk, guided the Georgian delegation in Bucha and Irpin, saying that that “Georgia will not help [Russia] in any way.”
Georgia ?? will not help ?? in any way. So said @shpapuashvili when he saw Bucha and Irpin with his own eyes. The horrific story of the affected cities of Kyiv region has not left anyone indifferent. For here, as in a mirror, you see the real face of the russian army. pic.twitter.com/LyXEH4lCpD
— Ruslan Stefanchuk (@r_stefanchuk) April 16, 2022