The diplomat explained why the briefing from Washington was necessary: the fact is that “the Americans demand that Georgia join the ranks of the sanctions against Russia”.
Karasin asks the question: “Will Tbilisi have enough character to independently determine its own line of behavior?”
Earlier, White House Strategic Communications Coordinator John Kirby said US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met with Zurabishvili to discuss the Foreign Agents Act, which Georgia’s parliament passed in first reading on March 7. The mass protests caused by this forced parliament to vote against the bill.
And although the proponents of the Foreign Agents Bill in Georgia claim their bill is a relaxed version of US law, the opposition, as well as US Ambassador Kelly Degnan, insist that it has nothing to do with the American version, but that it is an analogue of the law in force in Russia.
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