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Military Support for Will not be Considered, Irakli Kobakhidze Says

By Liza Mchedlidze
Monday, May 30, 2022
Georgian Dream chairman Irakli Kobakhidze told the press the Ukrainian government is in a state of diplomatic demarche towards Georgia. According to him, the visit of the Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili at such times is connected with obstacles.

When asked by an Imedi TV journalist why the Prime Minister is not planning on visiting Ukraine, Kobakhidze answered:

“Why do prime ministers of many EU member states not visit, for example? Everything has its reason. In our case, the obstacle is that in our case, there is one specific important factor, which naturally hinders the possible visit of the Prime Minister. It is the fact that the ambassador was first invited to the so-called consultation, then generally dismissed, though the act, as far as I know, has not been issued in this regard either.”

“Practically, the Ukrainian government is still in a state of diplomatic demarche towards Georgia, at which time the Prime Minister’s visit to Ukraine is, of course, connected with certain obstacles,” he said.

The chairman also said the support would be politically humanitarian also noting that no form of military support would be considered.

“Consequently, our support will be political, it will be humanitarian, but as for any form of military support, it will certainly not be considered, and on our part this is naturally excluded,” Kobakhidze said.