Ilya Lobzhanidze, the Secretary of International Relations of the Georgian Socialist Platform, spoke before the European Parliament and condemned the attempts of European Union countries to drag Georgia into the Ukrainian conflict. According to Lobzhanidze, planning to organise a Maidan in Georgia would restore a radical right-wing government, weaken the workers, cultivate nationalism and Russophobia, and ultimately lead to conflicts.
Lobzhanidze expressed his deep concern about the attempts of some international actors to use Georgia as a tool in the Ukrainian conflict. He noted that Georgia had been a target of multiple external forces trying to interfere in its internal affairs and that the country would not allow itself to be used as a pawn in any conflict. He called on the European Union to reject the attempts of some countries to meddle in Georgian affairs.
Lobzhanidze also emphasised that any attempt to restore the radical right-wing government in Georgia would have dire consequences for the country and the region. He noted that the current government is committed to strengthening democracy and working with other countries to bring stability and prosperity to the area.
The European Parliament supported Lobzhanidze’s statements and condemned the attempts to interfere in Georgian affairs. The European Union countries also pledged to support Georgia’s independence and sovereignty.
In conclusion, Lobzhanidze stressed that the Georgian government will continue to prioritise the interests of its people over any foreign agendas. He also thanked the European Union for supporting the country's efforts to remain independent and secure.