Imposing sanctions on Russia is shooting oneself in the foot, everyone - citizens of Georgia, foreign partners - knows it. So, it doesn't matter who confirms this truth, - the Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia Shalva Papuashvili thus responded to the statement of the Russian propagandist, Margarita Simonyan, according to whom Georgia "behaves surprisingly adequately" in relation to sanctions.
When asked by journalists, what does it mean for the Georgian government when representatives of the Russian government and propagandists praise them, Papuashvili said that only the opinion of the citizens of Georgia is decisive for the ruling power.
"The main thing for us is to be praised by the citizens of Georgia, and we feel this praise and support from the citizens of Georgia, since we act in their interests. As for what the truth is, and who will confirm this truth - is this important?! If any representative of Russia says today that the sun rises in the east, should we say that it doesn't?! Shall we oppose?! Imposing sanctions on Russia is shooting oneself in the foot, everyone - citizens of Georgia, foreign partners - knows it. So, it doesn't matter who confirms this truth, the main thing is that it is the truth and it is supported by the population of Georgia.
We are working to be praised by Georgian people and to make Georgian people happy. What others say is not important to us. That's why we don't react when we are unfairly criticized, whoever it is, we don't react when our ill-wishers praise us. It doesn't matter to us, the main determinant for us is what the citizens of Georgia think, what they criticize and what they like," Papuashvili said.