Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine, expressed support for Georgians mobilizing for a pro-European future after the Georgian Parliament approved the draft bill on “transparency of foreign influence” in its first reading.
In the middle of a national political crisis, Ukraine’s President thanked the people of Georgia for their support. He also responded to the desire of the Georgian people to deepen their pro-Western orientation by asserting that Georgia belongs in the European Union.
“I want to thank everyone who held Ukrainian flags in the streets of Georgia these days. I want to thank you that our national anthem was heard in the streets of Tbilisi. This is respect for Ukraine and I want to express my sincere respect for Georgia. There is no Ukrainian who does not wish our friend Georgia success – democratic success, success in Europe,” noted Zelensky.
“We want to be in the EU and we will be. We want Georgia to be in the European Union, and I am sure it will be. We want Moldova to be in the EU and I am sure it will be. All the free peoples of Europe deserve it,” he said.
“Glory to all who are now fighting for Ukraine, glory to all who are fighting for their brothers! Glory to Ukraine!”, he added.
By Sophie Hodler