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PM Irakli Garibashvili: We strongly support Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders

"We strongly support Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders," Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said in parliament, where he was interpellated.

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“We strongly support Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders,” Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said in parliament, where he was interpellated.

Representatives of the opposition parties asked the head of the government what legal and administrative measures the Georgian government is taking to prevent the Russian Federation and their representatives from violating the sanctions regime on the territory of Georgia, using individuals and legal entities registered in Georgia or other entities.

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In response to this, PM Irakli Garibashvili spoke in detail about the measures taken jointly by the Georgian government and parliament, noting that the number of statements, declarations and decisions in support of Georgia in international organizations has reached 235 since February.

At the same time, humanitarian aid to the Ukrainian people continues, and the government has already spent $ 7 million to help the Ukrainian people, including Ukrainians who have come to Georgia.

First of all, of course, Russia’s full-scale military aggression against Ukraine is, of course, a gross violation of the fundamental norms and principles of international law, as well as the UN Charter, which poses an unprecedented challenge to the European security architecture.


 


In this situation, from the very first day of the war, Georgia expressed its full solidarity with Ukraine and the Ukrainian people, as evidenced by the relevant political and diplomatic steps in bilateral or multilateral formats. Otherwise, of course, impossible because we have a historical friendship with Ukraine, and we countries have common European and Euro-Atlantic aspirations.

Our top officials have condemned Russia’s military aggression against sovereign Ukraine in many public statements.

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The Georgian parliament was one of the first to pass a resolution on a possible military escalation in Ukraine, condemning any intentions against a sovereign state.

I want to remind our opposition once again that on April 6, a Georgian parliamentary delegation led by the Speaker of the Parliament, Mr Shalva Papuashvili, arrived in Ukraine and, together with the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, visited the war-torn cities of Bucha and Irpen.

“Our diplomatic missions in international organizations, especially in the light of recent developments, have consistently expressed their support for Ukraine,” he said.

The head of government stressed that Georgia would not allow any sanctioned activities of any sanctioned individual or company on the territory of Georgia.


“We will not allow any sanctioned company or individual to use Georgia to circumvent sanctions. “None of the facts has been reported so far, despite the fact that we hear a number of baseless allegations, slander from both the opposition and, unfortunately, the Ukrainian government,” he said.


 

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