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GD party, opposition MPs: Georgia on “peaceful path”, not getting into war

In Georgia, the ruling Georgian Dream (GD) party members and opposition members of parliament on Sunday, March 27, declared that the country was on a "peaceful path " and would avoid getting involved in a war, after the remarks by Oleksiy Danilov, Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council Secretary, who suggested Georgia would "greatly assist" Ukraine by creating military fronts against Russia to forcefully regain control over the occupied separatist Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) areas.

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In Georgia, the ruling Georgian Dream (GD) party members and opposition members of parliament on Sunday, March 27, declared that the country was on a “peaceful path ” and would avoid getting involved in a war, after the remarks by Oleksiy Danilov, Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council Secretary, who suggested Georgia would “greatly assist” Ukraine by creating military fronts against Russia to forcefully regain control over the occupied separatist Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) areas.

Danilov also remarked that Georgia was “not behaving very appropriately, to put it mildly,” in its stance on Ukraine in the midst Of Russia’s invasion of the country.

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However, the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights, Mikheil Sarjveladze, stated there was “no justification” for calling for Georgia to enter a war.

Moreover, Sarjveladze further said, “It is critical to emphasise that Georgia’s involvement in the war¬†would not help Ukraine in any way.”

In his response to the statement, Nikoloz Samkharadze, who chairs the Parliament’s Foreign Relations Committee, expressed his hope that Danilov’s statement was “false” in his answer.

I’m hoping the statement is fake. Is the Secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council urging Georgia to abandon its peaceful policy of restoring territorial integrity by creating a second front, destroying our towns and villages, as well as killing Georgian women and children? Really?” wrote¬†Samkharadze.

Furthermore, Irakli Beraia, the chair of Parliament’s Defence and Security Committee, insisted that the Georgian government will stick to its peace policy “no matter who asks for it.

” Danilov’s statement, on the other hand, was described by ruling party MP Giorgi Tsagareishvili as a “direct call” to involve Georgia in the ongoing conflict. He stated that the country would continue to follow a “peaceful route.”

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According to an MP from the opposition Girchi party, Aleksandre Rakviashvili found Danilov’s comments “morally unacceptable,” who added that Georgia would seek to solve its issues “only in a peaceful manner.” Opposition MP Paata Manjgaladze, from the Strategy Aghmashenebeli party, disagreed with Danilov’s remarks, saying, “Georgia is not in a state to make such decisions.”

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