Citizens opposition party MP Aleko Elisashvili on Thursday rebuked the former Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili for his “astonishing” comment that said the possibility of Georgian troops being sent to aid Russia’s war in Ukraine in the future was “realistic”.
Elisashvili was commenting on Margvelashvili’s comment on Wednesday, in which the former official said that “unfortunately, I think it is realistic that the Georgian state will help Russia with its armed forces and call on the Georgian soldiers to go and fight in Ukraine”.
The MP responded by saying the claim was “an insult to our defence and armed forces, who are still serving and guarding the country”, adding the former Commander-in-Chief had “insulted” the servicemembers with the speculative comment.
How can one say that soon the Georgian army will fight on the side of Russia? How can a Georgian say this? Moreover, how can a former Commander-in-Chief and former President say such words?”, the opposition lawmaker said in his response.