President of American Friendship Club, Ilia Zukakishvili circulates a special letter regarding Ukraine addressed to the prime minister of Georgia, Irakli Garibashvili
Despite everything, I value the people for whom politics of either Georgian Dream or National Movement is acceptable. I did not express humiliation/disrespect towards any of the but today I have to admit that nothing will make me appreciate untasteful politics of shameful politicians.
This is why I address you, esteemed prime minister and would like to underline the fact that your today’s statement regarding Ukraine is very much far from today’s reality and integration into European community.
You made a very serious mistake today and at the same time openly demonstrated to the civilized world that you are equipped by fearful respect towards Cremlin. Today you humiliated not only Georgian-Ukrainian friendship but also turned your back to the whole democratic world. Besides, today you stimulated a lot of people who are equipped by the sense of respect towards Cremlin and left them unhealed forever.
Russia’s initiation of wide-scale aggressive military activities towards sovereign Ukraine is no longer a lesson for us. It is just the beginning of the sad historical reality.
Militaristic qualities of Russia are not a surprise for our country but events in Ukraine observed these days and the statement of prime minister Garibashvili made it much clearer to us that implementation of political intentions of Cremlin in Georgia are even closer. Georgian statehood is further threatened and this process may very quickly get unfolded in Georgia.
I am strongly convinced that your academic education is very weak to the extent that even your allies got convinced in it.
All-in-all, let me remind you that the Georgian nation used to defend the sovereignty of the country and will do so further on. And it will protect the friend of Georgia as well!!! European roots of Georgia are deep and strong. Even stronger than you can imagine.
President of American Friendship Club, Ilia Zukakishvili
The Regime of Tyrant Putin and his Shameful Army should Unequivocally and Unconditionally get Defeated in this War !!!
February 24, 2022 is the day which will be imprinted in the memory of the people of Ukraine and the whole civilized world as the first hours of severe war of Russia against Ukraine. Today, it has been exactly a year since Russia has started a wide-scale war in the middle of Europe against independent Ukraine, which at the moment gets continued with mass assaults of heavy artillery bombs. The day today is the most painful for every Ukrainian. This is the day which substantially changed everything and moved us to the new world of unpleasant reality.
During this one-year people of Ukraine have been exposed to a lot of suffering, sadness and anxiety. Atrocities of Russian invaders and destruction are indescribable. The destructive war started by Putin led to everyday deaths of thousands of innocent peaceful citizens, elderly and children. The Russian barbarian army has already exterminated 459 Ukrainian children and these data are not final. When on everyday basis we see terrible acts of the Russian invader, I have no doubt that Putin is a tyrant and the most dangerous terrorist in the 21st-century world. When I think about what the people of Ukraine have to stand, the feeling of pain emerges and my hatred towards the Russian invader gets even more intensive.
Tyrant Putin and his terrorist authority made millions of Ukrainians to essentially leave their homes. But, despite this hard suffering, brave Ukrainian people demonstrated to everyone that fighting for independence, freedom, values, identity, territorial integrity and the strength to fight for the right to live on one’s own land is in unity and this strength is much more than the will of any Kremlin dictator. Unity, bravery and persistent fight of Ukrainian people against the Russian military aggression is exemplary for the whole world.
These hard days gave the world civilized community the feeling of solidarity and it is not a coincidence that today, on February 24, the war anniversary, the American Friendship Club decided to hold the solidarity action near the territory of the embassy of Ukraine which was dedicated to the memory of peaceful Ukrainian children, elderly and soldiers who died as a result of the Russian war.
At the same time, with this event we wanted to once again show everyone and, most importantly, the Russian authority in Georgia, what the attitude of freedom-loving Georgian nation is towards brave people of Ukraine and our common values.
Besides, the aim of today’s solidarity action was to once again remind to the Russian authority of Georgia how much evil party and individual collaboration with tyrant Putin brings.
Finally, I consider that besides military support it is extremely significant not to slowdown and further enhance support of brave people of Ukraine.
I am sure very soon brave Ukrainean people and the whole civilized world together with them will celebrate victory on the land of freedom and defeat of the tyrannous regime of Putin and his shameful army.
Indeed! Russia should unequivocally and unconditionally get defeated in this war!!!
Glory to Ukraine! Glory to Georgia and the civilized world!!!
President of the American Friendship Club - Ilia Zukakishvili
February 24, 2023
The American Friends of Georgia Club celebrated the national independence day of the USA with a festive reception
The party was organized at the Biltmore Hotel to celebrate the 246th anniversary of signing the Delcaration of Independence and the Independence Day of the USA. The official reception was attended by the members of legilsative and executive authorities of Georgia, the diplomatic corps, NGOs, representtaives of the busienss sector and media. President of the American Friends of Georgia Club Ilya Zukakishvili gave a welcome speech.
It is my pleasure to inform you that this year it is the 18th time that we are celebrating July 4th and we are proud that throughout these years we honor the independence day of the devoted friend and rigirous ally of Georgia together with the organizations supporting Georgian-American friednship.
I will not exaggerate to say that July 4th gives joy to not only American people but also those who wish to be friends of freedom. This implies the fact that this day is festive for all those people for whom democracy serves as the system of values.
Besides, I get convinced every time that the Independence Day of the USA is especially precious for Georgians as well. The environment created at the event is full of happy emotion and further draws supporters of Georgian-American friendship together.
This year is the anniversary of 30 years of establishing diplomatic relations between our countries. Throughout these years, American people have numerously proved strong friendship with Georgian people and today, in the most critical conditions for the world continue to give political support of our country.
Allow me to use this opportunity and note that the party organized on behalf of the Georgian people gave us the opportunity to send the message of rigorous friendship to the American people and express gratitude for many kind deeds for the Georgian state throughout three decades.
At the same time, July 4th is one of the best days for letting everyone see both inside and outside of the state what the attitude of the freedom loving Georgian nation is towards American people.
At the end, let me thank all those organizations and people who joined the initiative of celebrating the 246th anniversary of signing the declaration and at the same time support strengthening Georgian-American friendship.
Company PSP; Liberty Bank; Telavi Wine Cellar; Radisson Collection Hotel; Radisson Blu Iveria; Le Méridien Batumi; Hotel Ambassadori Goderdzi; Biltmore Hotel Tbilisi; Natali Group; Company “Prestige ICI Paris”; McCANN Tbilisi; Coca Cola bottlers Georgia; McDonald's Georgia; Company Sarajishvili; Company PL Naturals; American company KVG; Embassy of USA in Georgia; Company Vake; Company Energy; Information support of this year’s event is provided by TV companies Mtavari and Pirveli.
I would like to state a few words about severity of the Russian Federation which it continues to apply to the Ukrainean people. I consider that no matter where we are and what an important date we celebrate, we should express our support towards brave Ukrainean people. It is only through confirming this declared friednship in the offcial part of the Independence Day of the USA that we paid respect to people who died for independence with a minute of silence at the background of the Ukrainean anthem – stated Ilya Zukakishvili, president of the American Friends of Georgia Club.
On July 4, Ambassador Hotel was decorated with American accessories where a truly American environment was created. After the official part ended, visitors had the opportunity to listen to the repertoir of the enthic folk group “Shara”, enjoy most beautiful Georgian dances, take part in the 4th of July festive draw and taste the special delicious 4th of July cake.
The celebration ended with grandiose fireworks.
American Friends of Georgia Club
July 4, 2022. Tbilisi, Georgia
A short-distance run “Together for the Victory of Ukraine and Freedom”
Under the aegis of the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Georgia and the USA, the 15-kilometer run was held at the dendrological park which was organized by the American Friendship Club.
A number of experienced runners gathered at the dendrological park to take part in the sport run and gain victory. The event was also joined by amateur runners, volunteers and those fans for whom strong friendship between Georgian, American and Ukrainian people has always been a priority. The oldest participant was 72 years old while the age of the youngest was 10.
The marathon to celebrate 30 years of diplomatic relations between Georgia and the USA and support Ukraine is one more step forward on the way to Georgian and American friendship. As the way of encouragement, after the run the winners were given monetary gifts, specialized sport drinks and, of course, personal awards of gratitude. The motto of crossing the finish line was “Together for the Victory of Ukraine and Independence”. We thank the association of veteran runners of Georgia, each participant of the marathon, volunteer and supporter for taking part in the event.
On behalf of the American Friendship Club our special words of gratitude go to the company PSP - the main supporter of events to mark the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Georgia and the USA, which is an unmatched partner and main sponsor of Georgian-American friendship.
Besides, we jointly created this story and, respectively, their participation in the marathon once again proves devotedness towards the Club and support of the healthy way of life. As a rule, company PSP has always demonstrated that strength of Georgian-American friendship is of top priority.
Please, also be informed that the activities dedicated to diplomatic relations and friendship between Georgia and the USA will end with the charity event for supporting the Ukrainian people and the exhibition-sale will be held. The amount received for the humanitarian aid will be fully transferred to the special account of the Ukrainian embassy - stated president of the American Friendship Club Mr. Ilia Zukakishvili.
June 1, 2022 - Tbilisi, Georgia
Happy Independence Day, beautiful Land Georgia!
Happy Independence Day, beautiful Land Georgia! Our family wishes all our readers a very Happy 26th of May, we hope you are spending it with family and friends in celebration of this great nation we call home and Land of the Brave! God bless Georgia!
President of the American Friendship Club
Head of the Board of Directors
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May 26, 2022 - Tbilisi, Georgia
President of American Friendship Club, Ilia Zukakishvili Circulates a Special Letter Addressed to the PM of Georgia, Irakli Garibashvili and Government of Georgia
Authorities of the ruling party "Georgian Dream" deliberately try to get into the trap of Kremlin.
Throughout the last two decades observation of researchers of world politics clearly demonstrated that the notorious bloody Putin remains to be the leader of lethal diseases. However, I will not focus your attention on this issue now since sooner of later the logical end of this disease is clear to all of us.
I personally do not care much about the fate of uncontrolled Putin. It is much more important for me to see the unreconciled resistance of authorities of my country towards the vigilant enemy of Georgia and now the world peace - bloody Putin.
However, unfortunately, antagonistic attitude of the Georgian authorities towards authorities of warring Ukraine and strategic partners of our country has been clearly revealed, which makes me think that the autorities of the ruling party "Georgian Dream" is trying to get into the trap of Kremlin intentionally.
After the atrocious intrusion of Russia into Ukraine, I had a feeling that the rating of the prime minister and the authorities both inside and outside of the country has been reduced to almost zero. What serves as the basis for my assumption is special inadequate behaviour of the prime minister. Mainly, the unclear manner of statements made by him recently which harms and dismantles the roads leading to the north-atlantic alliance.
Dear Prime Minister and members of the government, I would like to sincerely believe in your policy of justifying your opinion - regarding cooperation with partners but facts prove absolutely the opposite. In other words, you do not pay attention to the worry of strategic partners of our country and still continue to have close cooperation with pro-Russian groups while at the same time try to regain trust with European partners.
I think, in order for you not to hinder the process of EU integration, you definitely need oxygen but I will tend to doubt the regaining of trust since I get the impression that you deliberately try to confuse the society with the view of not letting the people harshly depict the crimes committed by the Russian military executioners.
You must be analyzing very well the fact that our country is facing a great threat and it is one of the central objects for Russia after Ukraine to submit to its power.
If you still do not understand, let me state once again that as executive authorities of the country, before the special events for the country, you should be paying tribute to those people who sacrificied their lives to the fight for world independence and we call them heroes. To make it clearer, leaders of freedom loving countries identify fearless flight of Ukranineans with great freedom, share the flight of the world for liberty and prove support of the people of this country with their deeds. as for your statements, they are not supported with facts.
Finally, I intenionally enriched my letter with extreme feelings especially for you since I intended to once again address you to urge you to discontinue formulating national interests of our country in your own way in the light of economy.
Allow me, as the ordinary citizen of my country, to be direct and let you know that with such an option you are entering a very dangerous game which is double loss-making for your authorities.
STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT OF THE
AMERICAN FRIENDSHIP CLUB ILIA ZUKAKISHVILI
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