“We’ve consistently urged both Georgia and Ukraine to discuss these important issues privately and not in the public,” US Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan said, commenting on statements by Ukraine’s chargé d’affaires in Georgia, Andrii Kasyanov, and Oleksiy Goncharenko, Verkhovna Rada MP, on the issue of weapon supply to Ukraine by Georgia.
“This is a very sensitive time. Russia is waging a war to take Ukraine’s sovereignty and independence away from it. There’s a great stress and pressure on everyone. The United States has asked all our allies and partners to look to see what they’re comfortable doing to support Ukraine.
To do that, Georgia has done many things, especially in the humanitarian area, in voting in the international fora. That’s what’s important, that each country determines what they are comfortable doing.
I think everyone is very aware of the sensitive situation that Georgia is in because 20% of your territory is occupied by Russia. That is the context and we would just, again, urge Georgia and Ukraine to discuss these matters in private,” the Ambassador said.