"Georgians stand with Ukraine" - civil activists, opposition hold solidarity rally in Tbilisi

  • The demonstrators carried Georgian and Ukrainian flags and banners, including ones that read: "Georgians stand with Ukraine" and "Georgia and Ukraine without Russia." Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge

Agenda.ge, 20 Feb 2022 - 16:25, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian civil activists and opposition politicians held a rally in solidarity with Ukraine outside the government administration offices in Tbilisi on Saturday.

Denouncing Russia's military buildup at the Ukrainian border, the demonstrators carried Georgian and Ukrainian flags and banners, including ones that read: "Georgians stand with Ukraine" and "Georgia and Ukraine without Russia."

Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge

Droa opposition party leader Elene Khoshtaria said the rally aimed to show Georgia's support for the Ukrainian people.

The first and the very natural emotion, position, historical choice is a sense of solidarity with Ukraine," Khoshtaria noted.

Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge

The Georgian parliament adopted a resolution in support of Ukraine on February 1, condemning "any military intention" aimed against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

Ruling Georgian Dream party Head Irakli Kobakhidze said the Georgian government would monitor the developments in Ukraine and "make every further decision accordingly."

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