According to Natia Sesuria, head of the RISS organization, the adopted law on “foreign agents” will drive a wedge in relations between Georgia and the West. This will be used by Vladimir Putin, who cannot achieve success in Ukraine.
The Georgian government was “influenced and inspired” by Russian President Vladimir Putin when it created the law “on foreign agents”, the adoption of which caused protests in the country. This is reported by the British edition of Express in its material.
According to the founder and director of the Georgia-based Regional Institute for Security Studies (RISI) Natia Seskuriya, the head of the Kremlin will be pleased with what is happening in Georgia, because he hopes to disrupt the peace in the Caucasus region.
She believes that the law on “foreign agents” will drive a wedge in relations between Georgia and the West.
According to her, the essence of the law is problematic, and it is not suitable for Georgia if the country really wants to be an established democracy and part of the Euro-Atlantic space.
“And the timing couldn’t be worse, because Georgia still has a chance to get the EU candidate status and we see that all European leaders and ambassadors have one message: this will cause huge damage to Georgia on its path to European integration,” — said Natia Seskuria
The head of the RISI suggested that it was thanks to this that Vladimir Putin would try to gain influence in the region. She noted that it is a difficult time for the Russian president now because of the failures in the war in Ukraine.
“Given this context, we see that Putin’s interest is to keep and keep as many neighboring countries as possible away from the European and Euro-Atlantic structure,” the head of the organization said.
Recall, on March 8, the head of Georgia’s ruling Georgian Dream party, Irakli Kobakhidze, said that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was a consequence of the Revolution of Dignity in 2013. According to him, this is what the Georgian “radicals” want, who came out to protest in Tbilisi after the adoption of the law on “foreign agents”.
Meanwhile, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry supported the Georgian demonstrators. Ukrainian diplomats noted that Georgia must steadily guarantee its citizens the right to peaceful protest. The law on “foreign agents”, according to the department, is contrary to European values.
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