Ukrainian MP David Arakhamia on Thursday released a video, showing his 5-year US visa and slammed the Georgian Dream authorities of “spreading fake information” about him and “cowardice” to condemn Russia’s aggression “even on the 14th anniversary of Russia’s war in Georgia” on August 8.
Responding to reports that the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry cancelled diplomatic visas for a number of Ukrainian Government and Parliament officials, including Arakhamia, the latter said that he had initiated the move.
"Today, after a special break of several days, I decided to publish this video. I was wondering what the reaction of the Georgian Government would be on the anniversary of the August 2008 war, and whether anyone would have the courage to rebuke the aggressor in relation to Ukraine or not, at least to their country.
“It happened as I expected. There was no reaction from the representatives of the Georgian Government, which is due to fear and cooperation with the Russian authorities”, Arakhamia said, warning the founder of the Georgian Dream ruling party Bidzina Ivanishvili and Georgian Dream officials of possible sanctions on them.
Addressing Ivanishvili and the Georgian Government members, Arakhamia said that “you should understand that such visas are fortunately no longer available to you. I hope that in the eighth package of sanctions, which the European Union will approve in the near future, we will see who represents what, who will have passports and who will be where”.
The Georgian Dream Govermmnet and the ruling party members have several times accused Arakhamia of being allied with the United National Movement opposition party, ensuring an aid for the UNM to “overthrow the Government”.