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In an interview with FRANCE 24, Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili reacted to the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Georgian chief reported she was “not also persuaded” by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s assurances that he is eager to stop attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure in Ukraine. Zourabichvili added that the only get together that is escalating the war in Ukraine is Putin himself.
Speaking to FRANCE 24 a working day following talks with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, French-born Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili predicted that Moscow will fail in Ukraine just like it unsuccessful in Georgia in 2008, stating that “regardless of what takes place, tomorrow’s Ukraine will be anti-Russian”.
She added that the 2008 Russian invasion of Ga “hardly ever adjusted the dedication of the Georgian men and women to sign up for Europe and NATO” and that she backed Ukraine’s bid to be a part of the EU.
The Georgian chief turned down the argument that the West was in any way escalating the present-day conflict. “No one is adding to the escalation except Putin,” she said.
“He just applied the pretext of so-termed threat to justify for himself and for the Russian population his acts of aggression,” she told FRANCE 24.
Nevertheless, Zourabichvili, who is also a former French diplomat, regretted the West’s “self-restriction” in the past “not do some thing that could provoke” Putin.