MEP Viola von Cramon has congratulated Georgia on its Day of Independence today and said that the country will be welcomed in the European family when it gets back on the road of democratization.
“Independence also means taking responsibility for your present and determining your future. Georgians overwhelmingly chose the European future. With your values and identity, you are welcome in the European family when you get back on the road of democratization, Cramon tweeted earlier today, wishing “happy independence day.”
She suggested that the people of Georgia knew best the value of independence.
“In the last century, you declared it twice, first, from the Russian Empire and then from the Soviet Union.Independence is not easy, it requires fight and hard work,” Cramon said.
She stated that “in these difficult times, Georgia faces many challenges.”
“Russia's occupation of Georgia’s lands continues. We, friends of Georgia, will never recognize the so-called elections or the so-called referendum to ‘join’ Russia. We stand with you in strengthening your sovereignty,” Cramon said.
Head of the ruling Georgian Dream party Irakli Kobakhidze and Culture Minister Tea Tsulukiani criticized Cramon last week, accusing her of cooperation with the “radical United National Movement.”
Cramon responded by saying that she had never supported the United National Movement and had stood by the people of Georgia and not any of its authorities.