1 Mar 2022 13:59

Georgian leadership shows solidarity with Ukraine, not planning to impose sanctions on Russia - ruling party chairman

TBILISI. March 1 (Interfax) - The Georgian leadership supports the people of Ukraine in word and in deed, yet Georgia will not impose sanctions on Russia, Irakli Kobakhidze, chairman of the ruling party Georgian Dream, said at a parliament plenary meeting on Tuesday.

"It is our duty to support Ukraine in word and in deed at every level, and the Georgian administration is doing so," Kobakhidze said.

Georgia supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine at every international forum, he said.

"The Georgian embassy is still working in Kyiv, which is a token of our support. We have sent 100 tonnes of humanitarian supplies to Ukraine, and Georgia is giving full support to the Ukrainian tourists who are unable to return home," Kobakhidze said.

Speaking of sanctions against Russia, Kobakhidze said, "The imposition of such sanctions would do harm to the people of Georgia. Such a step would be completely unreasonable today."