Opposition “unwilling” to acknowledge Georgia’s “progress”, Gov’t support for Ukraine - Vice Parliament Speaker

Giorgi Volski, the Vice Speaker in the Georgian Parliament, said opposition was “unwilling” to see the Government's support for Ukraine. Photo: Parliament press office 

Agenda.ge, 18 May 2023 - 16:30, Tbilisi,Georgia

Giorgi Volski, the Vice Speaker in the Georgian Parliament from the ruling Georgian Dream party, on Thursday said a part of domestic opposition was “unwilling” to recognise the Government's efforts for the country’s democratic advancement and its “continuous support” for Ukraine on the backdrop of its ongoing conflict with Russia. 

The lawmaker’s comments came following the move by the Georgian Government on Wednesday to join the resolution on the Register of Damage caused by the Russian aggression against Ukraine, proposed at the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Council of Europe in Reykjavik.

Volski said the Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili’s move to sign the resolution had once again “reaffirmed” Tbilisi’s support for Ukraine, but added the domestic opposition was “unwilling to see that”. 

They [the opposition] are so frustrated by the current situation in the country, that I believe the resolution will not be sufficient for them [to acknowledge support for Kyiv]”, Volski said. 

He also noted Georgia had supported “all resolutions and declarations” in support of Ukraine since the outbreak of hostilities in February 2022.

The Parliament official also highlighted international court rulings in favour of Georgia, and against Russia, in cases related to the 2008 armed conflict between the two countries.