“The windows of opportunities arrive once or twice in a generation and do not stay open for long. I appeal to the Georgian people not to waste your window of opportunity,” said Sandra Kalniete, Latvian MEP at the plenary session of the European Parliament on March 14.
“The highly disturbing events in Georgia must not be viewed in isolation just as Russia wages a war of aggression against Ukraine and tries to destabilize Moldova, the Kremlin is desperate to retain in Georgia its sphere of influence.
I applauded the courage shown by the protesters in Georgia. Europe sees your bravery, and will not turn its back on you.
The courage stopped the passage of the Kremlin’s inspired Foreign Agents Act. However, we should not be naïve. The fight does not end here. These events are an important reminder that we will not have lasting peace and security in Europe as long as these grey zones remain.
The place of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia is firmly in the European Union. The Georgian people must continue pressing for critical reforms that will bring Georgia towards your candidate status. Only the Georgian people can hold their leadership accountable, only the Georgian people can challenge the mind of oligarchs,” said Sandra Kalniete.
The MEP added that the EU accession process is difficult. However, “the windows of opportunities arrive once or twice in a generation and do not stay open for long. I appeal to the Georgian people not to waste your window of opportunity,” she said.
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