Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili on Friday said his office had ensured peace and stability in the country on the backdrop of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict despite “numerous destructive attempts by ill-wishers both inside and outside the country”.
In his message for the country’s Independence Day, the head of the Government claimed Georgia remained “an oasis of peace and stability in the region” amid security challenges sparked by the conflict.
Calling war a “major enemy of freedom”, the PM said the “fraternal Ukrainian people” were making “huge sacrifices to protect their freedom in the brutal war started by Russia”.
I once again express my support for Ukraine and the Ukrainian people. I wish [them] a quick end to this war, peace, restoration of [territorial] unity and freedom”, he said.
Claiming the threat of a nuclear war was at a “historic high”, the top official noted the Government’s primary goal, “responsibility and obligation” was to “maintain and strengthen peace, protect our people and save our country”.
The PM also added citizens of Georgia were “well-aware” of the cost of wars after having gone through several conflicts since regaining its independence in the early 1990s.