Speaker of the Georgian Parliament Shalva Papuashvili has decided to accept the invitation of his Ukrainian counterpart Ruslan Stefanchuk to visit the Kyiv region liberated from Russian occupation.
Papuashvili announced it on Facebookreports Ukrinform.
The Georgian politician noted that over the past few days he had intensive and friendly communication with the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk.
“Our communication as well as his [Stefanchuk’s] Yesterday’s live interview on Imedi TV convinced me that there is room to resolve all misunderstandings. Considering this, I had a discussion with all the other party leaders and we all agreed that my visit to Ukraine could play an important role in resolving these issues. I have already had communication with my colleague and confirmed my desire to visit Ukraine. Today we will also discuss the details of this visit,” Papuashvili wrote.
He said the speakers of the Georgian and Ukrainian parliaments also plan to hold a more in-depth conversation about the ongoing Russian aggression in Ukraine and the European future of the two countries.
“We will discuss Georgia-Ukraine relations and our coordination needs in order to avoid misunderstandings similar to those that have occurred recently, and to further strengthen the historically brotherly ties between our countries and our nations,” he said. said Papuashvili.
He stressed that “supporting Ukraine and the Ukrainian people is our moral and historical duty, and we will honor and fulfill this duty.”
Stefanchuk had previously invited the heads of parliaments of all countries to come to the Kyiv region liberated from Russian invaders and see with their own eyes the consequences of the “Russian world”.
Papuashvili called the proposal to visit the Kyiv suburb of Bucha “inappropriate”. He explained his refusal by the recent escalation of relations between Ukraine and Georgia following Tbilisi’s refusal to support sanctions against Russia.