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Georgian PM's Speech at Security Forum Sparks Outrage: Droa Party Calls it Kremlin Propaganda, International Media Reacts

By Liza Mchedlidze
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Droa party responded to Irakli Gharibashvili's speech at the current security forum in Bratislava, where the prime minister repeated the rhetoric of Putin and his regime.

The party claims that Gharibashvili's statement is a direct message from the Kremlin, a betrayal of Georgia's interests and a declaration that the dream serves the interests of the Kremlin and not the Georgian people. It is mentioned in the statement of the time that the government of Georgia, "practically, openly rejects Georgia's NATO membership."

"Irakli Gharibashvili, before the NATO summit, at one of the most important international forums of global security, personally repeated Putin's message and blamed the war in Ukraine on the expansion of NATO and Ukraine's desire to become a member of NATO.

This statement is a direct message from the Kremlin, a betrayal of the national interests of Georgia and a declaration that the Georgian dream serves the interests of the Kremlin and not the Georgian people, doing the work of the enemy of this country.

This statement by Irakli Gharibashvili is a continuation of the government's deliberate policy - to oppose all Western partners, allies, supporters of the sovereignty and independence of this country, to turn Georgia into international isolation, to leave it alone with Russia, and thus to destroy statehood.

Every day that the Georgian Dream is in power means more isolation from the West and more rapprochement with the enemy - Russia. Accordingly, the answer of 80% of the population of this country to the government, which carries the interest of the enemy and not the people, will be the only one - not the Russian government!", the statement read.

At the ongoing security forum in Bratislava, Gharibashvili said that one of the reasons for Russia's invasion of Ukraine was the expansion of NATO.

The international community has also responded to Georgia's official representative's blameful comment on Ukraine.

In response to Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili's speech at the NATO summit in Bratislava, the publication POLITICO headlined an article as "NATO aspirant country blames NATO for Russia's war in Ukraine."

The publication writes that Gharibashvili echoes the Kremlin's statements, thereby explaining the invasion of Ukraine. The article states that these statements of the Prime Minister of Georgia are another sign that Tbilisi is moving away from the West.

Before Russia ordered an all-out attack on Ukraine in February 2022, the violation of Russia's borders by Western troops was a central part of President Vladimir Putin's narrative," the article reads.