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Georgia’s PM Giorgi Gakharia officially resigns from his post

Source : 112 Ukraine

The decision is connected with the execution of a court ruling against the country's opposition leader Niki Melia
14:25, 18 February 2021

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia
112 Agency

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia has announced his resignation. He did this at a special briefing, Echo of the Caucasus reports.

Gakharia spoke of disagreements with the pro-government team over the execution of a court ruling against opposition leader Niki Melia. According to him, the implementation of this decision threatens the safety of many citizens.

"I have decided to resign. Of course, I believe and want to believe that this step will help reduce the level of polarization in the political space of our country, because I am convinced that polarization and confrontation between us is the greatest risk to the future of our country, its economic development. and overcoming all kinds of crises," Gakharia said.

Related: Georgian Dream party founder Ivanishvili leaves politics

The official noted that "Melia never respected Georgian law, called on citizens to storm the parliament on June 20, 2019, and was one of the organizers of the assault."

As we reported earlier, Prime Minister Denys Shmygal stated that Ukraine would like to receive the Membership Action Plan (MAP) in NATO together with Georgia.

Related: Georgia refuses from Chinese vaccine earlier purchased by Ukraine

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