The Speaker of Parliament Shalva Papuashvili commented on the recognition of the independence of the Ukrainian territories and noted it was unacceptable.
“In this situation, the strong position of the international community is crucial to prevent a war in Ukraine and to do everything possible to uphold the fundamental principles of international law. It is important for the Western partners to take a firm stand to ensure two things – the prohibition of war and the enforcement of international law,” Papuashvili said.
He highlighted that, as part of the sanctions, the Georgian government is guided by the security interests of the country, the Georgian people, and Ukraine. Therefore, the Georgian government will stand by Ukraine.
“If you look at Zelensky’s statement, his position is honorable when he maintains calm, firmness in this difficult situation, and when he reiterates that war must not be allowed and that every opportunity must be used to enforce the principles of international law through other levers. Our government will act based on these principles,” Papuashvili said.