PM: Risk of Russian pressure on Georgia - minimal

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Tbilisi, Georgia, Jan. 23

By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

In an interview with the U.S. TV channel CNBC in Swiss city of Davos, Georgian Prime Minister, Irakli Garibashvili said he does not rule out pressure from Russia in the future, but he also noted that, unlike Ukraine, Georgia is less dependent on Russia.

"Ukraine is a partner and friend of Georgia. What is happening in Ukraine is awful. We condemn the violence; we have seen that people died and we are very worried about what is happening in Ukraine," Garibashvili said.

He went on to add that the European choice and integration are the Georgian government's choices, based on the will of the Georgian people.

Two months ago Georgia initialled an association agreement, thus, Georgia is different, and Russia will not force Georgia to abandon the European choice, the PM said.

Translated by E.A.

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