U.S. Embassy Statement on the Release of Audio Recordings by Ukrainian Website (October 31)

The U.S. Embassy continues to follow events in Georgia very closely.  While we cannot authenticate recent intercepted conversations, we believe it is unacceptable for anyone to advocate for violence in politics.  Such assertions have no place in a democratic society.

We applaud statements from the Prime Minister, as well as from opposition leaders, calling for calm and restraint.  While these statements are important, what is needed is dialogue, and a widening, not a restricting, of the political and media space.