The pro-Russian rhetoric of the head of the Georgian ruling party does not correspond to the spirit of friendly and strategic relations between Ukraine and Georgia, Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleh Nikolenko has said on Facebook.
He recalled that the head of the Georgian ruling party called for the resumption of direct flights between Tbilisi and Moscow. He made this statement in response to the Russian foreign minister's praise for the Georgian government's non-acceptance of Western sanctions against Russia over its aggression against Ukraine.
"Tbilisi and Moscow are exchanging curtsies against the backdrop of Russia's unpunished crimes against the Georgian people and the occupation of part of Georgian territory. We also believe that such pro-Russian rhetoric does not correspond to the spirit of friendly and strategic relations between Ukraine and Georgia, contradicts Georgia's course towards membership in the European Union," Nikolenko pointed out.
He added that "Ukraine - both at the level of the government and the people - has always stood shoulder to shoulder with Georgia, especially in some of the most difficult days of its history. The lack of effective solidarity with Ukraine on the part of some Georgian politicians against the backdrop of Russia's attempts to destroy Ukrainians in a genocidal war is political meanness."
"The support of our state by the Georgian authorities in countering Russian aggression and de-occupation of Ukrainian territory is in the interests of Georgia as well as Ukraine," he said.