The former Ambassador of Ukraine to Georgia, Igor Dolgov, has released a farewell letter, where he notes that during his work, the relations between Tbilisi and Kyiv rose to the level of strategic partnership. According to him, Georgia and Ukraine went through the difficult period of the pandemic together and tried to maintain positive dynamics in the direction of trade.
However, the former Ambassador states that the war changed everything and, after February 24, everyone changed.
“Dear compatriots, citizens of Georgia, dear friends!” he wrote. “Today I am flying from Tbilisi to Warsaw, and then to Kyiv.
“My wife and I came to Georgia in 2017. Now it seems to me that it was in another life. Together, we raised Ukrainian-Georgian relations to the level of strategic partnership, we went through the difficult years of the pandemic together, we tried not to lose the dynamics in both trade and contacts.
“The war changed everything. After February 24 of this year, we all changed. And we are grateful for the support that we felt from the first days of the war, for the humanitarian aid, for the fact that Georgia and Georgians opened their doors and their hearts to the Ukrainians fleeing the war and occupation.
“The world supports Ukraine, Ukraine receives unprecedented aid, the circle of isolation around Putin’s Russia shrinks. We know and will always remember that today everything depends on the army, the armed forces of Ukraine, and we will never forget that Georgians stand with the Ukrainian guards and they sacrifice their lives for our freedom and yours. Eternal memory to the heroes!
“Thanks to everyone with whom I had the opportunity to work in Georgia during these years. I am sure that our two brotherly nations will do everything to strengthen the relations between Ukraine and Georgia.
“Glory to Ukraine! Glory to Georgia!” Dolgov concluded.