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Georgian Prime Minister denounces attempts to “Ukrainize” the country

Tbilisi, May 20 (Prensa Latina) The radical opposition is interested in the "Ukrainization" of Georgia, something that the authorities will not allow, declared the Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Kobakhidze.

Kobakhidze, who led a meeting this Monday to discuss the situation around the law on the transparency of foreign influence, said that the protests against it aim to bring the country to the same situation as Ukraine in 2014.

“The opposition wants us to share the fate of Ukraine, and this means tens of thousands of deaths, 10 million refugees or displaced people, the destruction of the economy, the flourishing of corruption, the absence of elections, political pluralism and freedom of expression of the media,” Kobakhidze said, and added: “Georgia needs peace. We will keep it. “This law will help us ensure long-term peace and stability”.

The Prime minister criticized the Georgian president, Salome Zurabishvili, who “with her veto of this law closed all space for discussion”, and affirmed that he remains willing to talk with the protesters.

However, according to him, those who advocate dialogue are subjected to “intimidation and hatred, the main weapon of liberal fascism” by radicals.

The Parliament is expected to override Zurabishvili’s veto at the end of May, after she called the law pro-Russian and demanded its withdrawal.