Russians are massively entering Georgia not because they do not want to shoot Uktainians, but as they are afraid of death in Ukraine following the announcement of partial military mobilization in their country last Wednesday, Gela Vasadze, a researcher of the Georgian Strategic Analysis Center -GSAC, told Front News on Tuesday.
Vasadze suggested that the “mass influx” of Russians in Georgia, whose territories are currently occupied by the federation, “is a serious threat, and those who ignore the danger, can not assess the situation at all”.
“Let's not forget that Russia is a country with which we are at war. We signed a truce in 2008, we do not have diplomatic relations with Russia, therefore there is a real danger. Moreover, we know what policy Russia is pursuing today”, said the researcher, noting that he did not trust the country’s special services to “filter” the “crowds” from Russia.
“In light of the fact that our special services have not identified a single Russian spy over the years, I have no guarantee that they will work effectively in the situation”, said Vasadze.
The Interior Ministry released the data of Russians entering and leaving Georgia over the past 10 days, saying that 78,742 citizens of Russia entered Georgia and 62,120 left the country in the reported period.