Gavrilov’s night, things like broken political promises and anti-democratic actions. That is where this deep polarization came from, not from Western partners, who again, have only been trying to help Georgia bridge this deep polarization so that the Parliament and other institutions can focus on what is really important to Georgians, US Ambassador Kelly Degnan said on Wednesday in comments on four former MPs of the ruling party who had accused the Ambassador of “attacking Georgian state institutions” and “attempting to drag Georgia in Russia’s war inUkraine”.
Degnan stated that jobs, good education and better public health were in the interests of the Georgian people and not polarization.
“That is what Parliament needs to be focusing on, and now, in particular, the 12 recommendations that the European Commission has put forward, including pledges that Georgia’s political leaders have made before, and said they were going to do. This is the time to get that done. This is the time to really focus, in an inclusive manner, together, to put aside differences and focus on getting that candidate status”, Degnan said.
Degnan described the allegations against her and the Embassy as “reckless conspiracy theories.”
“I’m not sure what this group (the quartet) represents. I’m not sure who they represent, and I’m not sure how different they are from the ruling party that they say they left. What I can say is that the accusations that they most recently made against the United States and others are reckless conspiracy theories that have no basis. In fact, it’s very important to keep in mind that the United States works with all political parties across the political spectrum. We meet with Georgians from across the political spectrum, and we have for over 30 years”, Degnan said.
The presence of Russian MP Sergey Gavrilov, along with other Russian legislators, in the Georgian state legislature in June 2019 sparked large-scale protests in Tbilisi amid conscious occupation of Georgian territories by Russia.