MEP Rasa Juknevičienė on Monday reacted to the death of acclaimed Georgian singer and actor Vakhtang (Buba) Kikabidze, describing him as a “person with a big heart and conscience”.
Saying in her social media post that “my years are my wealth”, the politician noted her generation was well-aware of Kikabidze during Soviet times, adding they did not know at that time that he had represented Georgia as a separate country.
“Kikabidze was strongly opposing to Bidzina Ivanishvili [the flounder of the ruling Georgian Dream party and the former PM], who is scaring his nation that imposing sanctions on Russia will lead to war, that the European Union wants to drag Georgia in the [Russia-Ukraine] conflict”, said the MEP.
Kikabidze died on Sunday aged 84. He will be buried in Tbilisi on Thursday.