In response to the events in Georgia, another bipartisan statement was issued by the United States Congress.
In a statement, Jim Risch, a leading Republican senator on the Foreign Affairs Committee, and his Democratic counterpart, Sen. Jean ჰahin, chairman of the European Subcommittee, and co-chairs of the Georgian House of Representatives, Republican Adam Kinsinger and Democrat Jerry Connolly, called on the Georgian government to
The decision of the Georgian government to invade the UNM headquarters to arrest its leader Nika Melia and dozens of other activists is fundamentally disturbing. “The corrupt use of Georgian law enforcement and the judiciary to carry out politically motivated actions threatens what Georgia’s left behind in terms of democracy and the Euro-Atlantic path,” they said.
“We call for the immediate release of all political prisoners, including Mr Melia and Mr George Ruruas. All political parties in Georgia must stop provocations and negotiate a peaceful solution to the crisis,” the statement said.
Recently, Gregory Micks, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Michael McCall, a leading Republican congressman, also issued a separate statement with the co-chairs of the Group of Friends of Georgia.
In a statement, the congressmen said that “the hard work done by the Georgian people for years” is now in jeopardy.
“For the friends of Georgia, who have been supporting Georgia for a long time, what happened in Tbilisi yesterday was a depressing spectacle. , From the House of Representatives.
They call on the Georgian Dream to ease the situation.
“In order to resolve the political dispute peacefully, we call on the leaders of the Georgian Dream to defuse the situation and work with the United National Movement and other opposition parties to get Georgia back on the path to building a healthy democratic future.” “Which Georgia has achieved in the direction of closer relations with the European Union and NATO,” – said in a statement.
In Washington, D.C., widespread concerns and responses erupted in the early hours of February 23 during a raid on the office of a Special Forces unit of the United National Movement, where representatives and supporters of various political parties were present. The riot police arrested Nika Melia, the leader of the United National Movement, after several hours of operation. Melia is currently in Rustavi 12th Detention Center.