Irakli Kobakhidze, the head of the ruling Georgian Dream party, on Thursday said Russia’s “advantage” in Ukraine, especially over the past two weeks, “raised interests” in some forces to “drag Georgia” into the ongoing conflict.
He said Georgia could get involved in the war, but the development would end up fatally for the country.
"There is a specific interest in opening a second front in Georgia to ease the situation in Ukraine. We have 25,000 well-trained servicemembers, we have about 100 tanks, two fighter jets, and others. Of course, there are resources for our engagement in the conflict, but Georgia will be destroyed in this case”, he said.
He claimed the Russian side had an advantage in the conflict at this stage.
“Overall, before the war, Russia occupied Crimea and a certain part of Donbass, today Russia occupies 80 percent of Kherson, part of Kharkiv oblast, and 80 percent of Zaporozhye oblast. Overall, Russia has an advantage. This is the situation today”, he said.
Russia invaded Ukraine in February of last year. Hostilities have been in progress since then.