Opposition accuses Georgian authorities of spreading anti-European mood
Georgia, Tbilisi, September 3 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
In the last few days, a member of the EU's so-called 'Taliavinni Commission' made serious statements on the causes of the Georgian-Russian war in an address to the Georgian leadership. Anti-EU hysteria blew up in the Georgian state-run media, the Secretary General of the Conservative Party, Kakha Kukava, said.
He said that criticism of the authorities was not limited by the responses of the commission member's statements Germany was fully blamed in the anti-Georgian and pro-Russian policy. Chancellor Merkel was shown as a weak-willed executor of Putin's will. Her position on the war in Iraq, identical to that of Moscow, was pointed out as evidence of "France and Germany's pro-Russian policy", Kukava said.
He said that the Georgian leadership is likely to forget that the U.S. President shares Germany and France's position. Accordingly, he must also be added to the list of the Kremlin's agents.
"I will not list Merkel's other 'sins', according to the propaganda machine, including criticism of the missile shield, which was blocked at Georgia and the Ukraine's Bucharest summit.
But I will stress that the hysteria is so high, that it affected former allies of Saakashvili. Yulia Tymoshenko was declared as Putin's favorite. Governmental channels festively announced that the Ukrainian Prime Minister met with Putin in the residence "where Hitler had once lived," one of the Conservative leaders said.
He said that "this trend in Saakashvili's propaganda is not new. We remember the statements after the August war, caused by Europe's negligence.
"Saakashvili forgets that EU and its then chairman, Nicolas Sarkozy, made all efforts to assist Georgia in August 2008, but not the then U.S. President, George W. Bush. Bush was against Sarkozy's visit to Tbilisi, and considered that entry of occupying forces into Tbilisi was necessary to expose Russia, " Kukava said.
One conservative said that "the intensification of the hysteria in recent days is connected with the expected conclusion of the Taliavini Commission. If it is objective, we believe in it, we should expect that this hysteria will further intensify." "We condemn this shameful propaganda of government media outlets and confirm our loyalty to the Conservative Party towards their policy of integration into Europe," Kukava said.
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