The Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, Nikoloz Samkharadze, spoke on the air of NPR about the issue of imposing sanctions on Russia.
“The Ukrainian scenario is a copy-paste of what happened in Georgia. We learned that when Russia invaded us, we stood there alone. Yeah. We had the moral support from the West. But three months later, it was, again, business as usual with Russia. For us, our interests are the most important.
So by imposing sanctions, we would never manage to hurt Russian economy. But what we would manage to do is to shoot our own foot. I mean, what’s the point? If you cannot harm Russia, then why should you harm yourself?”, - said Nikoloz Samkharadze.