07 July 2022,   12:09
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If not Bidzina Ivanishvili, if not our government, there would have been no chance today for EU integration - Irakli Garibashvili

If not Bidzina Ivanishvili, if not our government, there would have been no chance today for EU integration. Such a statement made today the Prime Minister of Georgia while addressing opposition MP Salome Samadashvili in the Parliament.

“Salome Samadashvili said that [Bidzina] Ivanishvili is the main obstacle to the country’s integration with the European Union. I want to remind everyone that if not Bidzina Ivanishvili, if not our Government, there would have been no chance today for EU integration, we would not have a country at all.

During [Mikheil] Saakashvili’s rule, you lost territory, you brought back the Russian army. After the war, you did not think about imposing sanctions, you opened a visa-free regime for Russian citizens and sold strategic facilities to Russian state-owned companies.

What are you talking about now? You teach us today that we should impose economic sanctions on Russia. I want to ask you a question: in case we impose sanctions, will not it affect our 1 million people living in Russia and our 4 million fellow citizens in our country?”, - said Irakli Garibashvili.

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