Roman Gotsiridze: Georgia supports Russia in the delivery of sanctioned cargoes through the so-called parallel import, and the fact that this was not stated publicly does not mean that it was not mentioned in non-public conversations

Georgia supports Russia in the delivery of sanctioned cargoes through the so-called parallel import, and the fact that this was not stated publicly does not mean that it was not mentioned in non-public conversations, - opposition MP Roman Gotsiridze told journalists, thus responding to the statements of the EU, US and UK sanctions officials.

As he said, if we look at the statistical data, everything is clear.

"The arrival of the group working on sanctions was preceded by the statements of the head of the same group and other high officials, who unequivocally said that Georgia, Turkey, Armenia, the United Arab Emirates and Kazakhstan were helping Russia to circumvent the sanctions. They arrived in the countries where they had suspicions. They today are in Armenia. Why don't they go to Latvia or Lithuania or Estonia?

If we look at the statistics, everything is clear. Imports to Armenia, as well as from Armenia to Russia, have increased incredibly. As well as from Georgia to the CIS countries where Russia has a free trade regime. An amazing thing is happening, countries that were in the top ten, such as China and the USA, and even Turkey, have disappeared from the map of Georgia's international partnership. In terms of exports, Armenia became the number one country for Georgia. The territory of Georgia is used to deliver goods to Russia from Turkey and also by sea.

The fact that they did not publicly announce that Georgia is a supporter of Russia in the delivery of cargo sanctioned by the so-called parallel import does not necessarily mean that it was not mentioned in non-public conversations. If this were said publicly, there would have been a very severe reaction, the country would have been damaged and the would have been under sanctions," Gotsiridze said.

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