Georgia has no intention to become "second front" against Russia, PM says

    REGION  23 May 2024 - 11:17

    Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Kobakhidze, has criticized the West's reaction to Georgia's law "On Transparency of Foreign Influence," claiming it serves as a pretext for demands to open a "second front" against Russia.

    He believes that the country's authorities should not allow the "Ukrainisation" of Georgia, and for this purpose, the state needs transparency in the financing of non-governmental organisations, Caliber.Az reports, referring to Georgian media.

    "We can't agree on the main issues. Some want to muddy the water, we don't want, some want a 'Maidan' here, we don't want, some want a second front, we don't want. This is the main reason for disagreement. Therefore, there is no room for discussions, as the main issue is the subject of disagreement," he told the Georgian First Channel.

    According to him, starting from 2022, there is a "global war party" in the world that is making attempts to use Georgia to open a second front against Russia.

    He did not elaborate on who is behind the party, but said that these forces have "key influence" on the European Union and the United States.

    Kobakhidze also noted that Türkiye is also adopting a similar transparency law, but no one has any comments on it as a NATO member state.

    "The logic is simple, Türkiye, unlike Georgia, will not be forced to open a second front," Kobakhidze said.

    This is how the Georgian Prime Minister commented on the decision of the Venice Commission, which called on the Georgian leadership to cancel the law on foreign agents, as it "will harm pluralism and democracy in Georgia".

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