Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze on Wednesday echoed the “alarming tendency” that any universal values-based notion from the government or society “always falls under quick bullying, insulting, and slandering.”
The Mayor explained that the upcoming New Year catchline “City of Peace” contains no political meaning. “Peace should unify every person in our country, every politician.”
He stressed that amid ongoing regional challenges, “peace is crucial for our country.”
“I know for sure, this is not our society’s demand. Certain media outlets and politicians attempted to portray our slogan as teasing the Ukrainians, which is the worst speculation and provocation.
If the political processes in Georgia had been different in the last 1.5 years and a specific group had returned to power, Tbilisi would have been a city of war, not peace,” he underscored.