“You know yourself that it is fake to say that Bidzina Ivanishvili is a Russian oligarch. Bidzina Ivanishvili has not had any connection with Russia for 10 years, neither in terms of business, nor in terms of politics," Irakli Kobakhidze, Chairman of the Georgian Dream, said.
According to him, it is also fake to talk about Bidzina Ivanishvili being involved in political processes.
“As for "fakes", for example, the fact that Bidzina Ivanishvili is a Russian oligarch - do not you know that this is fake?! For 10 years, Bidzina Ivanishvili has not had connection with Russia at all, neither in terms of business, nor in terms of politics. Bidzina Ivanishvili was the founder of the political force that freed Georgia from a political force that had been doing the Russian job for 9 years. Don’t you know that exactly this political force, the National Movement, handed over 20% of the territories to Russia? Before that, it recognized the borders of "South Ossetia", don’t you know that?! Why do you avoid these facts?! The fact is that the borders of the "South Ossetia" region, which was abolished during Gamsakhurdia's rule, were re-demarcated, alternative elections were held by the National Movement. For years, they had been preparing the ground for Russia to take 20% of the Georgian territory and transfer it to the Russian Federation. As for the Government of Bidzina Ivanishvili that he founded in 2012, when he freed Georgia from the criminal regime, we can see its results - we have not lost territories after that. Russia had constant progress in Georgia and this progress was stopped during our government. As for the Western integration, this process had been completely halted from 2008 to 2012, and the fact that Georgia signed the Association Agreement, received visa liberalization, signed a free trade agreement, cooperation with NATO, which had been suspended before - this is also the results of the our government. It is, of course, fake when you call Bidzina Ivanishvili, who freed Georgia from the Russian regime and established a new democratic government, a Russian oligarch," Kobakhidze said.