Maka Botchorishvili, the Chair of the Georgian Parliament's European Union Integration Committee, on Tuesday alleged a “propaganda” effort against the country in response to a statement by Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to the Head of the Ukrainian President's Office, who on Sunday said Georgia had “no chance of becoming a member of the European Union”.
In her remarks over the matter, Botchorishvili noted “it would be better” for countries aspiring to join the European Union to “support each other”.
Podolyak's statement is part of the propaganda that is carried out against Georgia. This is not new, we have been hearing similar statements, and not only statements, for more than a year”, Botchorishvili said.
“We have specific information that from their side - the side of some politicians - a number of steps were taken against Georgia when it came to the European integration process last year”, the Parliament official noted.
Botchorishvili said Georgia and Ukraine needed to “help each other and be together” in the process of their European integration, adding “unfortunately, we see some politicians doing the opposite, which is definitely not the case for the [EU] enlargement process in general”.