author – unian.net
The Georgian ambassador assured that his country has no intention of resuming flights to the Russian Federation.
Ukraine hopes that Georgia will join the circle of partners who provide assistance to Ukraine with weapons and military equipment, and will also join the sanctions against Russia, said Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Yevhen Perebiynis during a meeting with Georgian Ambassador to Ukraine Giorgii Zakarashvili.
The press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said that Perebiynis had expressed hope that Georgia would reconsider its position and join the circle of partners supplying Ukraine with arms and military equipment, as well as that Tbilisi would join to any penalties imposed. by the EU against the state – the aggressor
Perebijnis expressed concern about reports about the possible restoration of direct air traffic between Georgia and Russia. “In turn, the Georgian diplomat assured that Georgia does not intend to resume flights to the Russian Federation,” reports the press service.
Perebijnys thanked the Georgian side for providing generators in Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, Mykolaiv and Gostomel, for programs aimed at improving the health of Ukrainian children in Georgia, which should continue in 2023, as well as for supporting the Ukrainian citizens who were forced to leave Ukraine due to Russian aggression.
During the meeting, Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister raised the issue of deteriorating health of Ukrainian citizen Mikheil Saakashvili, who is in prison in Georgia, and called for considering the possibility of transferring him for treatment in Ukraine or in third countries. .
Resumption of air traffic between Russia and Georgia – what we know
On January 19, the Foreign Ministry criticized the will of the main Georgian politicians to restore air traffic between Tbilisi and Moscow. Ministry spokesman Oleh Nikolenko noted at the time that the two countries exchanged bows amid Russia’s unpunished crimes against the Georgian people and the occupation of part of Georgian territory.
He said 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.