May 26. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The president of Georgia, Salome Zurabishvili, has accused the government on Friday of “embarking on disputes with Western allied countries” and “aligning itself” with the Russian authorities in the midst of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
“Our foreign policy has become incomprehensible despite the fact that Europe is written in our constitution. Daily actions distance us from Europe and lead us to isolation,” he lamented.
Thus, he pointed out that “the question is whether we have forgotten these words, if we have turned our backs on our friends and partners, on countries that have been shaking hands for 30 years and have helped us build and form our State”.
In this sense, he has warned in a televised speech on the occasion of Georgia’s Independence Day that the Government is “giving a warm welcome, while protecting those who occupy our territory.”
The president has also addressed the restoration of air communication with Russia after the resumption of flights and has qualified that it is “insulting”. “For me it is incomprehensible to think of the millions that the gift of the flights will bring us. It is about selling our dignity for 200 or 300 million,” she asserted.
The decision to resume flights with Russia has been highly criticized by the United States and the European Union. The US State Department has warned of the possible “harm” that the sanctions imposed against Russian airlines could cause.