Official Warsaw expresses full support to participants of the unprecedented civil protest. The Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs publishes the statement and notes that the Georgian people are unhappy with the visit of the Russian delegation to Tbilisi.
In the context of the 2008 war, the memory of which is still alive for many Georgians, and in light of the continuation of Russia’s aggressive policy towards Georgia, as manifested inter alia by Moscow’s policy towards the separatist regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali/South Ossetia, we consider understandable the expressions of distrust and outrage caused by the presence of Russian deputies in the Parliament of Georgia and the chairing of the ICAO assembly session by Sergei Gavrilov.
We call on all sides to keep calm and to avoid escalation. We want to draw special attention to the responsibility of authorities for the security of citizens, freedom of assembly and of expression of opinion and the adequate use of direct coercive measures. We regard the use of force against journalists and other members of the civil society to be inadmissible., "- said the Polish Foreign Ministry said.