The Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Garibashvili, responded to a statement issued by the Intelligence Division of the Ministry of Defense claiming that the Georgian political leadership is allegedly in agreement with Russia on smuggling sanctioned goods through Georgia. Garibashvili noted that Georgia would never allow the transfer of sanctioned goods.
The Prime Minister noted that this was a politically motivated statement, no evidence, no facts were presented, adding: “Of course, this is unfortunate. I wish Ukraine and the Ukrainians an end to the war very soon, an end to this devastating war, which is a great challenge not only for Ukraine but for us, for the whole region, for Europe and for the world.”
Garibashvili noted that competent answers were given to this issue from various agencies, and a number of statements and explanations were made.
“I want to state unequivocally – Georgia will never allow the transfer of sanctioned goods and, moreover, it is absurd to accuse the government of being involved in this. We will not allow the export of any sanctioned goods through our territories – this is a clear, unequivocal position,” Garibashvili said.