DISINFO: Strong Georgia not in the interests of the West. Georgia is governed by the US ambassador and the EU
Strong and independent Georgia is not in the interests of the West. If Georgia was truly free we would not have to listen to and obey neither the US ambassador nor the EU.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Georgia's relations with the EU and US, which aims to undermine Georgia's sovereignty. See an earlier case: The US and the EU govern Georgia. The EU and Georgia enjoy an excellent relationship. Relations are based on the EU Georgia Association Agreement including a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), which entered into force in July 2016 and strives for political association and economic integration. The EU is Georgia's largest trading partner and provides over 120 mln. EUR annually in grant assistance. Since 2017, more that 300 000 Georgian citizens benefited from the visa-free regime with the EU. In 2009 the US and Georgia signed a US-Georgia Charter on Strategic Partnership, which advances bilateral cooperation on priority areas, such as defense and security; economic, trade, and energy issues; people-to-people and cultural exchanges. Read more about US-Georgia relations here. Both the EU and US firmly support for Georgia sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders.