A spokesperson for the US State Department Ned Price said that very few countries realize the potential consequences of Russian aggression as well as Georgia, Georgia is a country that was invaded by Russian forces in 2008, many Georgians still have these bitter memories.
Price noted that many Georgians, including those in government and among citizens, express solidarity with their Ukrainian counterparts.
“We call on all countries to support Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity. But also to uphold the core principles underpinning a rule-based order that has maintained an unprecedented level of stability, security, and prosperity for more than 70 years. These are the principles that Russia violated in 2008 when Russian forces invaded Georgia, are the same principle that Vladimir Putin is violating today. The idea that borders should be inviolable, that big countries should not oppress small countries,” Ned Price said.