Georgia, Tbilisi / Тrend corr N. Kirtskhalia / The Georgian Imedi Party is urging for a referendum on Georgia's neutrality, the leader of the party Irina Sarishvili said at a briefing on 15 January.
"Two years ago almost 100% of the Georgian population supported the initiative on joining NATO, but now, due to mass falsification of the results of the elections, less than 70% of the population (according to the Central Election Committee - 72%) support the initiative," she said.
" Georgia has a good geographical position. We should use this position, but not so that the United States could use us against Russia, or vice versa. We should maintain neutrality and protect only our own interests," she said.
According to Sarishvili, joining NATO may lead to complete separation of Abkhazia and South Ossetia from Georgia to Russia, Sarishvili said.
She introduced an initiative group to journalists. Today, the group submitted a demand to the Central Election Commission on holding a referendum. A total of 200,000 signatures must be collected to hold it.