Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has expressed gratitude to the Georgian people for their “unwavering support to Ukraine, which is invaluable for us” in his letter sent to his Georgian counterpart Salome Zourabichvili, read out during the ongoing conference in Tbilisi titled Glory to Ukraine.
In his letter Zelensky also thanked Zourabichvili for participating in the second summit of the Crimean Platform in August of this year, which “demonstrated the unity and strength of the democratic countries to protect Ukraine and the international legal order from Russian aggression.”
“It is very important that the participants of the summit clearly stated that they will not accept Russia's occupation of the Ukrainian peninsula and will never recognize the illegal annexation of Ukraine's sovereign territory. The summit also confirmed the legal right of the Ukrainian people to defend themselves against Russian aggression, which began with the seizure of Crimea in 2014, and to liberate the entire territory of Ukraine, including the Crimean peninsula, within internationally recognized borders”.
“I am grateful for your country's decisive and unwavering support for Ukraine, which is very important to us as our support brings us closer to our victory. We must do everything we can to free our country from the occupation and hold accountable those responsible for the criminal and aggressive war. I look forward to continuing our cooperation within the framework of the Crimean Platform, in particular, your country's participation in the first Parliamentary Summit of the Crimean Platform and the Black Sea Security Conference. I firmly believe that with united efforts we will defeat the aggressor," the letter said.
In her address to the conference on Tuesday, Zourabichvili said that the struggle of the Ukrainian people in their self-defence from the ongoing Russian invasion “has already completely changed” the world's geopolitics.