Through letting in Russian nationals, we hamper military mobilization in the country, which benefits the interests of Ukraine, the ruling Georgian Dream party MP, Beka Davituliani, said on Monday in response to the opposition’s demands to impose visa requirements on Russians to prevent security threats.
Davituliani claimed that the Russian influx, in the wake of the announcement of partial mobilization in the country last week, was “under the full control” by domestic agencies.
“We are informed that the influx does not represent any danger at this stage”, said the MP.
Davituliani noted that the Georgian Dream authorities were “managing risks” without imposing the visa regime on Russians.
“What is the logic of not letting in people from Russia who do not want war and do not want to go to the front line. In other words, should we give the Russian regime the opportunity to send the people to Ukraine to harm the county? After all, we should help Ukraine to win the war, therefore it is in our interest as well to accept the people who do not want to fight in Ukraine, if this does not harm our own interests”, said the MP.
Davituliani said that Russia had plans to close its borders on September 28 for mobilization and the “issue will be removed from the agenda anyway”.