Georgian officials condemn Russia’s recognition of Ukrainian regions' independence

The international community has condemned the decision of Russia, expressing support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and warning the Russian Federation of the “swift and firm response,” United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken said. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 22 Feb 2022 - 11:33, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and the country’s foreign minister David Zalkaliani have condemned the recognition of the independence of Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday. 

Zourabichvili in her tweet said Russia’s move ”repeats the scenario” which led to the occupation of 20 percent of Georgia’s territories since 2008.

The president further expressed her support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity and peace in the country, addressing Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky with words of support.