Elena Kovalenko17:35, 15.05.23
The Georgian government has said it would not be pragmatic to refuse direct flights between Russia and Georgia.
The Georgian authorities have issued permission to the Russian airline Azimuth to operate flights to the country from May 17.
According to “Georgia online” , Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia Levan Davitashvili announced this at a briefing after the end of the government meeting.
According to him, the Georgian government is consistent both in terms of integration with the EU and in economic policy decisions, however, it would be unpragmatic to refuse direct flights between Russia and Georgia.
“We expect an effect of about 300-400 million dollars in the field of tourism, which can be called the ‘effect of flights’. In 2019, the income from tourism from the Russian Federation amounted to about a billion dollars,” Davitashvili said.
At the same time, former State Minister for Reintegration Paata Zakareishvili said that “these economic benefits smell of the blood of the Ukrainian people.”
“These economic benefits reek of the blood of the Ukrainian people. Those who are Orthodox should see this. One Orthodox state is destroying another Orthodox state. If you do not understand this, I do not know what you can talk about. This is an immoral benefit, for me this argument is the most unacceptable,” Zakareishvili said.
Remember that time a russian missile shot into a Georgian civilian airliner? Launched by prigozhin‘s “little green men” if I remember correctly. I wonder if the surviving family members of those killed on that flight are screaming against their government for this.
Puts Georgia and Georgians in the shithole. Fuckem!!!! And don’t tell me it’s the Georgian government. I put Georgians in the same category as their Nazi friends.
You are writing offensive rubbish. Georgia is the most pro-Ukraine country in the world. Its volunteers have been fighting and dying for Ukraine since 2014.
Do not confuse its putlerite regime with the people of Georgia.
I’m afraid Georgians don’t run Georgia anymore bro.
Sooty you’re offended Sir Scradgel. I call it as I see it. I have been consistent. If a people don’t fight for what’s right in their country then fuckem. That includes the Russians, Belarusians and now Georgians. Hell even Moldova is fighting back. Georgians should be ashamed
Georgia has nothing to be ashamed of. They suffer daily from putinaZi occupation. 20% of it. There is no open border crossing with Abkhazia for example. Loved ones have not reunited for years. Abkhazians have had their homes thieved by putinazi invaders. They were forced to leave with nothing. Saakashvili built an entire settlement for them outside Gori.
There is still a civil society there. Perhaps you forgot only a few weeks ago, they came out on the streets to protest the putlerite “foreign agent” law and were successful.
A few years ago, the govt invited some putlerite trash MP to speak in their parliament. The protests were such that it was never repeated.
It is dangerous to protest in Georgia, as Mikhail Saakashvili knows. At the moment he is in dire risk of death from slow poisoning and psychological torture.
The most important Georgian volunteer battalion in Ukraine is commanded by the legendary Mamuka Mamulashvili. Other Georgian volunteers simply join the Ukrainian regulars.
In Tbilisi, you will see Ukrainian flags everywhere; on public buildings, cafes and private homes and cars. Hipster bars and restaurants have signs to the effect: “if you support Putin’s war, you will not be served.”
Receipts from retail outlets have messages in English that say : “20% of Georgia is under Russian occupation. Slava Ukraini.”
Despite being a poor country, Georgia hosts Ukrainian refugees. They get basic accommodation and the right to work. They pay no taxes unless they are professionals. Many have opened businesses in places like Batumi and Tbilisi since the invasion. Georgians like Ukrainian food, dance and culture. Through no fault of their own, they are stuck for now with a RuZZian vassal due to their rigged elections.
I am telling you it is the government and oligarch Bidzina Ivanishvilli in particular.
For the rest of it, I refer to sir Scradjes comment.
Under the stealth rule of Bidzina Ivanishvili, Georgia is becoming a defacto putinaZi satellite, like its neighbour Armenia. Unlike Armenia however, Georgians hate putler.
Brian Whitmore and his guests believe that win or lose in Ukraine, the little nazi rat may want to send his filth into a weaker country next. This must NOT be allowed to happen.
Let us remember Churchill’s words:
“Each one hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last. All of them hope that the storm will pass before their turn comes to be devoured. But I fear greatly that the storm will not pass. It will rage and it will roar ever more loudly, ever more widely.”