OREANDA-NEWS Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said that Georgia will not impose unilateral sanctions against Russia, Interfax reports.

On the eve of May 10, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the resumption of flights with Georgia, which was discontinued in the summer of 2019. In addition, by a separate decree from May 15, he abolished the visa regime for Georgian citizens.

After that, Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili called the decision of the Russian authorities a provocation and unacceptable against the background of the continuation of the military operation in Ukraine. She also called for the Security Council to convene and consider the introduction of three-month visas for Russians.

Earlier today, on May 11, the official representative of the EU Foreign Policy Service, Peter Stano, called on Georgia to comply with sanctions against the Russian aviation sector and asked not to let planes from Russia into its territory. This is due to the fact that Georgia wants to become a candidate for EU membership.