Georgia and Ukraine share a common danger, the plans of Russia to establis a "transformed Soviet Union" - the Eurasian Union, the Georgian foreign minister Grigol Vashadze said in the interview.
Vashadze said that planning the visit to Kyiv, he did not look back to the European officials, many of which have been ignoring the Ukrainian authorities lately.

"I did not hesitate when was getting ready to go ... Georgia is focused on the EU integration. As a rule, our foreign policy coincides with the policy of the European Union and the United States. But there are some differences and our partners are well aware of them," Georgian minister emphasized.

He noted that these differences are manifested in the policy towards Ukraine: "First and foremost, Georgia has its own national interests. Second, we have a strategic alliance with Ukraine. Third, we share the common history. Fourth, Georgia and Ukraine share a common danger as well – the danger to our sovereignty, our independence. "

"When Russia announces the plans to establish a Eurasian Union, everybody understands the transformed Soviet Union is implied, the political and military aspects of the collapsed empire in particular," Vashadze said.

"Therefore, strong, stable and prosperous Ukraine is a vital necessity for Georgia," he added.

As reported, on November 13, the speaker of the lower house of the Russian Parliament, the chairman of the high council of the United Russia party Boris Gryzlov expressed the opinion that the Eurasian Economic Community (Eurasian Union) would be incomplete without the Ukrainian membership.

The President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said he is sure that the Eurasian Union can be established before the end of 2013.


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