“It is important Georgia lives up to the democratic values we all believe in,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in a conversation on ”The Road to Vilnius” at the Brussels Forum organized by the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
According to NATO Secretary General, the alliance worked with Georgia for many years, helping the country to implement reforms, and providing practical, political cooperation.
“And of course, after the war, we have also seen that countries which are neither, which I would call them sometimes “in between”, which is I think not the best phrase but which are not NATO Allies, but then try to also resist coercion from Russia. They are vulnerable. So we are, we decided at the Madrid Summit to step up what we do for these countries on the verge, Georgia is one of the strongest examples.
Having said that, I think also we have to understand that it is important Georgia lives up to the democratic values we all believe in. And of course, we also expect non-NATO Allies to adhere to the sanctions and to not make it easier for Russia to finance and to organise the war of aggression against Ukraine,” he said.