TBILISI, June 9. /TASS/. Georgia is giving no weapons to Ukraine to insure itself from the risk of a new conflict, Georgian Defense Minister Juansher Burchuladze said in parliament on Thursday.
"That we don’t give Ukraine weapons - we believe we are defending the interests of Georgian citizens and insure Georgia from the risk of a new conflict," he said.
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said on February 25 that the country wouldn’t join the financial and economic sanctions imposed by the West against Russia because of the situation in Ukraine, as they would hit Georgia more. In early March, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky recalled the Ukrainian ambassador to Georgia "for [Tbilisi's] immoral position on sanctions" and for hurdles that the Georgian government created for volunteers willing to go to Ukraine.
On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation in response to a request for help by the heads of the Donbass republics. He stressed that Moscow had no plans of occupying Ukrainian territories.