An uncontrolled influx of Russian citizens in the country of three million, amid recently announced partial military mobilization in Russia, is a “huge security threat”, a member of the United National Movement opposition party, Nona Mamulashvili, told Front News on Monday.
The opposition MP has accused the current ruling Georgian Dream authorities of “cooperating with the Kremlin”.
"If there was no collaborationist government, the visa regime would have already been imposed on Russians and the control of those entering the border would have been tightened. We have a huge migration problem and we will face demographic complications soon if this process continues. In a country of three million people, when a huge number of people entering from the occupant country, is a huge security threat”, Mamulashvili said.
The MP suggested that instead of focusing on the problem, the authorities “are attacking the opposition, calling them backsliders, racists and xenophobes”.
“This happens when the opposition is demanding the elementary thing - the protection of national interests”, said Mamulashvili and warned the government and the people of “catastrophic consequences” the “uncontrolled influx” of Russian citizens was expected to cause.
"It will definitely add to conflicts, crime, we see that there are uncontrolled processes”, said the MP, noting that Russians, “who in the majority of cases, arrive here without luggage, have plans to stay, in the situation when Georgians are fleeing the homeland due to poverty and many other reasons”.