“I do not think that the Prime Minister should comment on obscure recordings. The authenticity of the recordings is absolutely incomprehensible. It is inconceivable for me to speculate on such conversations and recordings at all or to make even more serious comments,” stated the Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Garibashvili.
The case concerns the telephone conversation, dated March 10 and March 12 this year, concerning a meeting of Russian businessmen in Tbilisi. The recording mentions the name of Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, about whom Ivanishvili allegedly told Yevtushenkov that he had met with his envoy. In response, Yevtushenkov allegedly asks Ivanishvili to personally meet with his representative.
“We understand very well that the main goal of the spreaders of these secret, falsified conversations, the main idea, was and still is to start a war in Georgia,” Garibashvili said.
He remarked that they are trying to mislead the public and international partners, adding “I cannot say more about it, this recording does not say anything at all.”