We do our best to demonstrate support for collective actions and efforts in support of Ukraine, strictly follow implementation of our policy of ensuring that circumvention of EU sanctions doesn’t happen through Georgia. Such a statement Maka Bochorishvili, the Chairperson of the European Integration Committee of the Parliament of Georgia, made during her speech at the opening of the 12th meeting of the Georgia-EU Association Parliamentary Committee.
“We are living in a very complex geopolitical environment. European security continues to be challenged by Russian aggression and it is clear that ensuring security and unity remains an important priority for the EU.
It is also obvious that guaranteeing European security requires that peace and stability be achieved and sustained in the EU’s neighborhood.
Russia’s unjustified war of aggression in Ukraine created additional vulnerabilities in our region. We have to remember that 20% of Georgia’s territory remains occupied by Russia and we still face illegal Russian military presence in 2 Georgian regions. This is a reality that places Georgia in unique situation in Europe.
There is no other state without being protected by a collective security and economic solidarity umbrella, facing occupation and illegal military presence of neighboring state on its territory.
Besides that fragile and vulnerable security environment, Georgia expresses solidarity and unwavering support for the Ukrainian people, who are fighting for the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of their country.
We do our best to demonstrate support for collective actions and efforts in support of Ukraine and strictly follow implementation of our policy of ensuring that circumvention of EU sanctions does not happen through Georgia”, - said Maka Bochorishvili.