"Political sneakiness": MFA Ukraine reacts to Georgia's intention to resume air traffic with Moscow

The pro-Russian rhetoric of Georgian politicians does not correspond to the spirit of friendly and strategic relations between Ukraine and Georgia and contradicts Georgia's course for membership in the European Union.

This is stated in the comment by the spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Oleg Nikolenko, regarding the statement of the head of Georgia’s ruling party on the intention to restore direct flights between Tbilisi and Moscow.

"Tbilisi and Moscow exchange curtseys against the backdrop of Russia's unpunished crimes against the Georgian people and the occupation of part of the Georgian territory. We also believe 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," said Nikolenko.

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He recalled that Ukraine, both at the level of the government and at the human level, has always stood side by side with Georgia, especially during one of the most difficult days of its history.

"The lack of effective solidarity with Ukraine on the part of some Georgian politicians against the background of Russia's efforts to destroy Ukrainians in a genocidal war is political sneakiness. The support of our state by the official authorities of Georgia in repelling Russian aggression and the de-occupation of Ukrainian territory corresponds to the interests of not only Ukraine, but also Georgia," the spokesman or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasized.

As reported, the head of the ruling party "Georgian Dream," Iraklii Kobakhidze, announced on Georgian TV that Tbilisi intends to restore direct flights to Russia. He made such a statement in response to the praise voiced by the Russian Foreign Minister to the Georgian government for not joining Western sanctions against Russia over its aggression against Ukraine.

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