First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Lasha Darsalia responds to the statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba and states that such comments harm the friendly relations between the two countries:
“It is unfortunate that we have heard a similar statement from the Ukrainian side, especially in the light of the fact that Georgia has officially requested the presentation of concrete evidence of the possible passage of contraband into Georgia. Such statements harm the friendly relations between the two countries, promote the spread of hostile narratives towards our countries and damage the security of the countries.
“At the same time, the Georgian side asks the Ukrainian side not to instrumentalize disinformation and spread narratives with such baseless statements, which is not really in the interests of our countries and our people and encourages external forces for additional provocations. At the same time, I would like to emphasize that Georgia continues to support Ukraine, both politically and practically, in bilateral and international formats,” Lasha Darsalia said.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said today that Ukraine expects evidence and convincing arguments from Georgia that it will not help Russia circumvent sanctions.
“If this evidence and arguments are not convincing enough, then we will decide what measures to take,” Kuleba stated, as reported by censor.net.
He said Ukraine was working with other countries not to help Russia circumvent sanctions.