Georgia is one of the closest nations to Ukraine – both politically and historically. Our two countries have so lot in common – experience of Russian imperialism and agression, Euro-Atlantic choice, and desire to modernize ourselves.
Some time ago Georgia was even perceived in Ukraine as a kind of teacher and example. After the Revolution of Roses in 2003, the new government of Mikheil Saakashvili started ambitious reforms, which inspired many people here, in Ukraine.
In 2008, after the open and brutal Russian aggression against Georgia and de-facto annexation of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, all adequate and responsible forces in Ukraine understood the danger, which comes from Moscow. And, of course, all the sympathies were on the side of Georgian people.
However, now, during the full scale Russian invasion in Ukraine, this friendly image of Georgia in Ukrainian society became problematic. Georgian authorities hesitate to openly support Ukraine and criticize Russia. Georgia doesn’t hurry to join the anti-Russia sanctions. Devil is in the details, and all these details create concerns that a victim of the Russian aggression is now surviving some kind of Stockholm syndrome.
Khatia Dekanoidze, Georgian politician, Chief of the National Police of Ukraine (2015-2016)
Tamar Kintsurashvili, Executive Director of Media Development Foundation (Georgia)
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