“Sending volunteers to Ukraine means a direct involvement in the military conflict – we will not do that,” Irakli Kobakhidze, Chairman of the Georgian Dream party, told reporters.
He said the country’s organizing this equates to sending military forces into a military conflict.
“As for sending a plane, I do not know the details, it is not my responsibility or prerogative- the government is directly involved in such matters. Here, the government, of course, has to make a responsible decision.
“As for the involvement of the country in the military conflict, neither the US nor the EU countries do that, neither is involved in the war, they said it directly that the American and European military will not be at war. This concerns sending a military force. This proves that the only goal of the anti-state force, the so-called National Movement, is to somehow involve Georgia in the war. This concerns sending military force into a military conflict. Are not volunteers a military force? Zelensky asked the West to get involved in the military conflict. We remember a number of reprimands, but the West did not get involved,” Kobakhidze said.
Asked as to why it is not possible for volunteers to go to Ukraine from Georgia, while many countries have said that volunteers can go to Ukraine, Kobakhidze says that any person can fly to Europe and enter Ukraine. He noted that when people from EU member states go to Ukraine, the state does not take responsibility for it.
“People who make provocation in Georgia every day want Georgia to be part of an intense war. We will not allow this, we are responsible for this before the country,” Kobakhidze said.
The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, says that he will recall the Ukrainian ambassador from Georgia due to the obstacles being created for volunteer soldiers wanting to travel to Ukraine and due to Georgia’s not joining the sanctions.