We are talking about a situation where there will be real threats to the lives of Ukrainians in the event of the resumption of air traffic between the Russian Federation and Georgia.
Ukrainian citizens in Georgia may be evacuated in case of a threat to their safety after the resumption of direct air traffic between Tbilisi and Moscow.
About This was stated by Chargé d'Affaires of Ukraine in Georgia Andrey Kasyanov in an interview with European Pravda.
According to him, by September, Tbilisi and Batumi were very worried about “groups of young people of strong physique with tattoos that indicate belonging to the special agencies of the Russian Federation. In addition, he noted that after Putin announced the mobilization of the threat to the security of Ukrainian citizens in Georgia, they increased significantly.< /p>
The Ambassador assured that if there are real threats to the life and security of Ukrainians in Georgia, the country will not “sit idly by”.
“In the event of the restoration of direct air communication and the growth of real security risks, the embassy does not exclude the possibility of applying to international organizations, our international partners in order to consider the possibility of assisting in the mass evacuation of Ukrainian citizens from the territory of Georgia … We will work and provide everything from depends on us to ensure the protection and security (of Ukrainians). This is our main priority,” Kasyanov said.
He said that the possibility of organizing special evacuation routes for the most vulnerable segments of the population of Ukraine, who really do not have funds to return. Ground transport is considered as the most optimal.
Recall, Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili said that after the start of the mobilization announced in the Russian Federation, about 700 thousand Russian men fled to her country, 600 thousand of whom later left for Europe, Turkey or Armenia.
Earlier, Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili allowed the possibility of reviewing the visa-free regime with Russia due to the influx of Russians into the country after the announcement of mobilization in September.
But the Georgian Prime Minister refused providing military assistance to Ukraine.
As reported, the head of the Georgian pro-government party “Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia” Irakli Kobakhidze advocated the resumption of direct flights between Tbilisi and Moscow. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry criticized this desire and stated: “The lack of effective solidarity with Ukraine on the part of some Georgian politicians against the backdrop of Russia's attempts to destroy Ukrainians in a genocidal war is political meanness.”