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Georgian President Calls On World to Support ‘Exemplary’ Ukraine

  • President’s comments amid pro-sanctions protests in capital
  • Leader’s view clashes with prime minister’ss opinion
Salome Zourabichvili speaks via video conference in Tbilisi on March 4, 2022.

Salome Zourabichvili speaks via video conference in Tbilisi on March 4, 2022.

Photographer: Davit Kachkachishvili/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Georgia’s President Salome Zourabichvili urged the global community to support Ukraine, which she said is showing “exemplary” resistance in an unjust war.

The independence and freedom that Ukraine is fighting for are the same values that Georgia defends, Zourabichvili said in a Bloomberg TV interview Friday. The president’s comments come after daily protests and criticism in her country over the government’s reluctance to join global economic sanctions on Russia.