January 11, 2023
Givi Mikanadze, an MP from the ruling Georgian Dream party, on Wednesday criticised Ben Hodges, the former Commander of the United States Armed Forces in Europe, for an “insulting” statement on the position of the Georgian Government on Ukraine, and said the comments were “harmful” to the reputation of Georgia.
The response followed a comment by Hodges, who on Tuesday said “I don’t understand why the Georgian government has handcuffed itself to a corpse, which is the Kremlin”, in reference to positions taken by the Government on the backdrop of the conflict in Ukraine.
Mikanadze said the statement was “directed against our country” and called it “out of touch”.
“The statement made by Ben Hodges is insulting to the state and our public, it is completely out of touch with reality…
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