We, the non-governmental organizations and the representativesof the civil society of Georgia are deeply concerned with the violence against the free and strong-willed people of Ukraine who are defendingfundamental rights and freedoms and European aspirations of Ukraine.
People of Ukraine and Georgia are historically European nationswho share the tragic and brutal history of Soviet occupation. Our common past compels us today to join efforts in defendingour nations' European future. Moscow ‘s position on Ukraine's European integration is yet another demonstration of Russia's ambition to create new dividing lines in Europe. We therefore want to join hands with our Ukrainian colleagues in stating that Russia shall not be allowed to violently reverse the European future of our countries.
While expressing our solidarity, during these hard timeswe are ready to offer our professional andintellectual assistance to the Ukrainian civil society organizations, in particular by:
We firmly believe that solidarity at this juncture will guarantee the victory of our European values and deep beliefs in freedom, peace and democracy.
Georgia's Reforms Associates (GRASS); Georgian Democracy Initiative (GDI), Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies (GISS), International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED), Georgian Young Lawyers' Association (GYLA), Civil Development Agency (CiDA), Transparency International (TI),Article 42 of the Constitution,Tolerance and Diversity Institute (TDI), Caucasus Institute for Peace Democracy and Development; Popular Movement Iveria,Media Development Foundation, , ALPE Foundation, Georgian Institute for European Values (GIEV), Atlantic Council of Georgia,Foundation for Civic Education, Tabula TV/Magazine, Tbilisi Center of Policy Analysis (TCPA),Internatioal Center for Political Studies, Partnership for Human Rights, Union Sapari,Identoba, Georgian Society of Psycotraum
Tamar Gurchiani, Lawyer
Ninia Kakabadze, Journalist
IrakliAbsandze, Journalist, Editor-in-Chief, Liberali Magazine
Nino Bekishvili, Journalist
Nino Museridze, Frontline Georgia Club
Grigol Vashadze, Diplomat
Jana (Darejan) Javakhishvili, Psychologist, President of Georgian Society of Psycotraum
Eka Kvesitadze, Journalist
Keti Devdariani, Scenarist
Giorgi Liponava, Film Director
Misha Mshvildadze, Producer
Zviad Gumbaridze, Producer
Irakli Saghinadze, Producer
Levan Ghambashidze, Philosopher
Kakha Gogolashvili (GFSIS)
David Paitchadze, Journalist, Professor, Ilia State University