Georgian President speaks to BBC HARD talk
The President of Georgia was invited to the BBC studio Hard Talk show during his visit to London. Giorgi Margvelashvili spoke to the BBC journalist, Zeinab Badawi regarding the policy of the government of Georgia and their vision for European security amid the Ukraine`s crisis and escalating tensions between Russia and NATO.
Giorgi Margvelashvili said that the government of Georgia would never discuss the militant means for solving its territorial problems; however, the NATO and the West should acknowledge that the situation in Ukraine today and what happened in Georgia in 2008, are not separate problems, but a global one, which threatens European security and which need a new global approach.
President was asked why he was drawing parallels between the Russian military aggression in Ukraine and the war in 2008 in Georgia, when the fact finding commission had concluded that the military operation was launched by Georgia. Giorgi Marghvelashvili said the conclusion was not a verdict, but just a description of facts and its details, because no one can wage war on the territory of its country.