According to Kelly Degnan, the US Ambassador to Georgia, she received questions from senior Washington officials about the motives of those who continue to repeat conspiracy theories and lies based on Russian disinformation.
As the Ambassador said, there is great confusion among the senior officials in Washington as to why the government does not distance itself from this more sharply and clearly.
According to the Ambassador, the repetition of such conspiracy theories only sows confusion and raises questions among Georgians and Americans about the motive behind the current attacks.
"In recent weeks, I have received questions from senior Washington officials questioning the motives of those who continue to repeat conspiracy theories and lies based on Russian disinformation. There is considerable confusion among senior Washington officials as to why the government is not distancing from it more sharply. If the ruling party and the government do not agree with the above-mentioned, obviously false accusations against Georgia's strategic partner, the United States, then there is an expectation that they would sharply and clearly distance from it. It is really appreciated that the Prime Minister expressed his position about this about a week ago. This positively indicated that at least at the highest level there is an awareness of how harmful pro-Russian disinformation is. Repetition of such conspiracy theories only sows confusion, deepens polarization and raises questions among Georgians and Americans about the motive behind the current attacks," the Ambassador said in an interview with Imedi TV.
*The quotes in the article are double translations from Georgian and wordings may be inaccurate.