The "war party" operates in Georgia and has launched a discriminatory campaign against Russian citizens - Kobakhidze


Irakli Kobakhidze, chairman of the Georgian Dream, this time calls the United National Movement a "war party" and says it is waging a discriminatory campaign against Russian citizens in Georgia.

"There is a war party in Georgia, the only purpose of which is to somehow involve Georgia into a military conflict. This is the goal of a secret campaign, which contradicts the decisions of the Georgian government on sanctions and sending volunteers.

Another manifestation of the intentions of the war party is a new campaign against Russian citizens in Georgia. Especially alarming is the fact that in this campaign, which is a gross manifestation of discrimination and chauvinism, UN-affiliated NGOs are involved, one of whose main tasks is to prevent all forms of discrimination and ethnic hatred", - he said.

According to him, the campaign violates Article 11 of the Constitution. Kobakhidze said this was not part of "Georgian culture" and that there was a serious danger that the events could escalate into a physical confrontation with Russian citizens.

Kobakhidze called on law enforcement agencies to take all measures to prevent and suppress attempts to incite physical discord and ethnic hatred.

"Georgia is open for any person, a citizen of any country, regardless of ethnicity, and has a responsibility to ensure a non-discriminatory approach towards them and protect their safety," Kobakhidze said.

According to him, the parliament will start work on tightening legislation in this regard.