Ukraine will not recall its Ambassador from Georgia
Ukraine will not recall its Ambassador from Georgia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said during the visit to Lugansk region that official Kiev will not recall Ukraine’s Ambassador to Georgia.

“We have wonderful relations with Georgian people. Despite everything, we will not recall our ambassador. The relationship between our countries is long-lasting than any government of any country. I believe that it is a mistake of the Georgian side,” Zelensky said.

According to President of Ukraine, staff changes concern only the people and the government where they are taking place and represent domestic policy. “Mikheil Saakashvili is a citizen of Ukraine and I am President of Ukraine,” Zelensky stated.

Georgian Ambassador Plenipotentiary to Ukraine Teimuraz Sharashenidze will be recalled for consultations in Tbilisi – Davit Zalkaliani, Georgian Minister of Foreign Affairs said.

Zalkaliani said that Georgia did not consider either suspension of diplomatic relations with Ukraine or revision of strategic partnership with Ukraine. However, appointment of Mikheil Saakashvili, former president of Georgia wanted by Georgia, as Chairman of the Executive Committee of Reforms in Ukraine raised questions.

Zalkaliani said that with participation of Ambassador, it had to be determined what measures had to be taken so that the current situation did not negatively influence bilateral relations between Georgia and Ukraine.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky appointed former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili as Chairman of the Executive Committee of Reforms.

Reportedly, the appointment is confirmed in the President’s Order 169/2020 “Issues of the National Council for Reforms and the Executive Committee for Reforms”, which was signed by the President on May 7.