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Complications in Tbilisi’s Friendship with Kyiv

Complications in Tbilisi’s Friendship with Kyiv

Georgia’s and Ukraine’s recent common history and challenges have created a broad and firm basis for the two countries’ special relationship. However, some recent religious affairs are raising the question of how far Georgia’s political support eventually goes, whether it will be strong enough to overcome Russian pressure and to which degree the relations between the two nations will keep on deepening. Such doubts have appeared as the Georgian government has, so far, abstained from officially welcoming and supporting the recently obtained autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. The main reason of the silence of Georgia’s officials on this issue is be found within the Georgian Orthodox Church that is not rushing to take an official position with regard to the status of Ukraine’s recently established united and independent Orthodox Church.

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