Political analyst Ramaz Sakvarelidze told Front News on Thursday that the large position of Russian nationals, who have entered Georgia on the backdrop of Russia’s war in Ukraine and the recently announced partial mobilization, are expected to leave.
“We have a sense of danger and trouble when so many Russians are walking in the city, otherwise, rationally, we do not clearly understand why it is dangerous”, said the analyst.
"Versions have emerged as to why this could be dangerous. Some say that they may be saboteurs, some say that they will take away Georgians' jobs... In my opinion, these are violent versions, it proves that we have a feeling of danger, discomfort. It may someday turn into something dangerous, but for now, even this stream is not dangerous”, the expert added .
He stated that more Russians go to Turkey and Kazakhstan than in Georgia.
"If it were not from Russia and people from any other country, we probably would not have had such a strong reaction to the reception of refugees," said Sakvarelidze, noting that if Russia decides to attack Georgia, the country will do it even without its citizens who had entered Georgia.
Sakvarelidze said that after Russian President Vladimir Putin “is no longer in power” and the Russian citizens will not have fears of being called into the army or arrested for evading the military service, they would return back to their country.