autor – unian.net
The ambassador of Georgia assured that his country has no intention of resuming flights to the Russian Federation.
Ukraine hopes that Georgia will join the circle of those partners who provide assistance to Ukraine with weapons and military equipment, and will also join the sanctions against Russia, said Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Yevhen Perebiynis during a meeting with the Ambassador of Georgia to Ukraine Giorgii Zakarashvili.
The press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine said that Perebiynis expressed the hope that Georgia will reconsider its position and join the circle of those partners who provide Ukraine with weapons and military equipment, as well as that Tbilisi will join all the sanctions imposed by the EU against the state- the aggressor
Perebijnis expressed concern about the information about the possible restoration of direct air traffic between Georgia and Russia. “In turn, the Georgian diplomat assured that Georgia has no intention of resuming flights to the Russian Federation,” the press service reports.
Perebijnys thanked the Georgian side for providing generators to Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, and Gostomel, for programs to improve the health of Ukrainian children in Georgia, which are scheduled to continue in 2023, as well as for supporting Ukrainian citizens who were forced to leave Ukraine due to Russian aggression.
During the meeting, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine raised the issue of the deterioration of the health of Ukrainian citizen Mikheil Saakashvili, who is in prison in Georgia, and called to consider the possibility of transferring him for treatment to Ukraine or third countries.
Resumption of air traffic between Russia and Georgia – what is known
On January 19, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs criticized the desire of leading politicians of Georgia to restore air traffic between Tbilisi and Moscow. The spokesman of the ministry, Oleh Nikolenko, noted at the time that the two countries exchanged curtseys against the backdrop of Russia’s unpunished crimes against the Georgian people and the occupation of part of Georgian territory.
He said that such pro-Russian rhetoric does not correspond to the spirit of friendly and strategic relations between Ukraine and Georgia, and contradicts Georgia’s course to become a member of the European Union.