23 Mar 2022

Ukraine war ‘already a defeat for Russia’ – Georgia President

Georgia has an uncomfortable number of things in common with Ukraine. Neither belongs to NATO or the EU. Both are former Soviet republics, and both have a history of being invaded by Russia.

In 2008, Russian forces started Europe’s first 21st century war by invading Georgia. The conflict itself was over within a matter of days, but Georgia knows better than most countries what Russian aggression means.

We spoke to Georgia’s President, Salome Zourabichvili, and started by asking what her view is of what’s happening in Ukraine.