In 2008, we had a war. Do you remember anyone who imposed sanctions during our war? no one!,” Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Garibashvili, stated this week.
He noted that no-one in the world had the right reaction, an adequate reaction, during that war.
“So my question is – where is the logic? Do you think our war was not a war, and only the war in Ukraine is a war? I have to say that we were very disappointed that there was business with Russia as usual after the 2008 war. Since that devastating war, 20% of our country has been occupied by Russia. Russia built two military bases on our historical land, Russia recognized the so-called independence of our historical regions and this occupation continues. So my question to my European, American friends is the following – my dear friends, you have been doing business as usual with Russia, you have not imposed sanctions.
“The European Union paid $2.3 trillion to Russia before 2022. No-one stopped business with Russia then, nothing changed,” stated Garibashvili.