The United National Movement (UNM) opposition is summoning Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani in parliament to discuss topics related to Ukraine and Georgia’s role amid existing threats of invasion by Russia.
UNM MP Tina Bokuchava says that the Georgian government’s response to the Russian-Ukrainian conflict is ‘very uneffective,’ and that the opposition ‘should act as a government in the situation.’
"Amid the current Russian aggression in Ukraine a new reality is being created in the region and this is a great chance which Georgia should use, but, unfortunately, we see complete inaction on the part of the government. Therefore, it is the opposition that must assume the function of government, and it is the opposition that must protect the national interests of the country,” Bokuchava said.
She stated that Zalkaliani ‘must appear’ in parliament ‘to first of all discuss the prospect of Georgia's accession’ to a new format of cooperation between the North, the Baltics and the Black Sea.
“As the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine stated, this is an attempt to create a new zone of prosperity and security in the region and Georgia should be able to use this.
"This is not an alternative to NATO and the European Union, but, as he has explained, it is an opportunity to achieve security and prosperity even before joining NATO and the European Union,” Bokuchava said.
The international community is trying to ease current tension between Russia and Ukraine to prevent a war.