06 December 2022,   09:03
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In this difficult period, Georgia holds a strong strategic position - the former US Assistant Secretary of Defense

I applaud Georgia for opening its doors to refugees fleeing a corrupt system. Such a statement made today the former US Assistant Secretary of Defence.

When asked how real Vladimir Putin’s threat is and what should be done in response, Andrew Weber answered “response should be exactly what Georgia is doing”.

“The Russian lies were coming out from the highest levels, from President Putin himself. His crazy address last week, these accusations are not new. These are lies. President Putin mentioned in his speech the Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. Putin has his own Goebbels – NCB defence forces – the lead propagandist, spreading lies. The response should be exactly what Georgia is doing, to be off-front and be proud of what we have achieved together with the international community, strengthen healthcare and protect our population against threats.

We look at the terrible performance of the Russian military in the war in Ukraine. The weakness of the Russian military has surprised a lot of people, there is corruption and incompetence, and I think it puts Georgia in a stronger position.

We’ve seen that hundreds of thousands of Russian men are trying to avoid this disgraceful, unprovoked attack on Ukraine. They come to Georgia and Kazakhstan. I applaud Georgia for opening its doors to these refugees of a corrupt system. They don’t want to fight against their Ukrainian brothers in this terrible war”, - said Andrew Weber.

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