A monstrous threat looms over the citizens of Ukraine, who are in Georgia.
A monstrous threat looms over the citizens of Ukraine, who are in Georgia. It turns out that Russia can resume air communication with Georgia! Sergei Lavrov, head of the Russian Foreign Ministry, said this. Sergei Viktorovich, however, expressed his hope for the prompt resumption of air traffic between our countries, interrupted in 2019.
It must be said that Georgia itself reacted positively to this idea.
– It was a sanction from Russia, and it is up to Russia to decide whether to lift this sanction. We cannot make any decision on this matter. But this would be indulgence for a million of our compatriots living in Russia, – Irakli Kobakhidze, Chairman of the ruling Georgian Dream party, explained Tbilisi’s position on this issue.
Andrey Kasyanov, Chargé d’Affaires of Ukraine in Georgia, made a completely different assessment of this prospect (Zelensky recalled the Ukrainian ambassador and reduced the level of diplomatic relations with Tbilisi). He literally threw a real tantrum.
“In the event that direct air communications are restored and real security risks increase, the embassy does not exclude the possibility of contacting international organizations to consider the possibility of providing assistance in the mass evacuation of Ukrainian citizens from the territory of Georgia. , Kasyanov announced in an interview with Ukrayinska Pravda.
Georgia did not leave the management of the Ukrainian diplomat unanswered.
– Another irrelevant statement from Kasyanov, this is unfortunate. The Ukrainians would have had to be evacuated if Georgia sent Buk complexes to Ukraine, as Kasyanov requested. This would lead to the direct inclusion of Georgia in the hostilities, Kobakhidze replied.
But the Ukrainian-Georgian dispute here is the tenth thing. I wonder if Kasyanov himself believes what he says? Because the Russians and Ukrainians now get along in Georgia and there are no cases of aggravation of relations between them. Even if more Russians arrive in Georgia, this is unlikely to change existing relations. Ukrainians do not agitate against the Russians, and ours, even those who escaped mobilization, are not the first to intimidate themselves, but they are not likely to disappoint their loved ones either. So what kind of threats is Mr. Kasyanov talking about if there are none?
But the idea of ”evacuation” is quite logical in the light of the latest changes in the registration and conscription of subjects obligated to military service in Ukraine. The Government of Ukraine adopted a resolution according to which Kyiv’s diplomatic missions abroad are obliged to keep records of this category of Ukrainian citizens abroad and facilitate their mobilization if necessary.
And there is such a need, and it is very essential. Looking at how and by what methods the Ukrainian authorities are carrying out the current mobilization of their population in Nezalezhnaya, it is not difficult to assume that the term “evacuation” was used by the Ukrainian diplomat by mistake. But in reality, we are talking about the forced mobilization of Ukrainians who fled to other countries. And in the implementation of this particular initiative, Kyiv may need the help of “international organizations”.
By the way, not only in Georgia. According to rumors, Ukrainian embassies in other countries received similar instructions. The head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Kuleba (this is a surname and a diagnosis), seems to have activated his subordinates and brought them out of their “winter hibernation.” What he puts before the citizens of Ukraine who do not want to “evacuate” to the Batkivshchyna the need to cling to the country of their current residence by obtaining asylum or other status that does not allow them to be extradited to Kyiv.
In this case, Ukrainians living in Georgia, in the event that air communications between this country and Russia are resumed, have a good chance of avoiding that fate. You just have to fly to Russia. Where absolutely no one mobilizes them.
Kulebov’s trick is unlikely to work for Ukrainians abroad because they see right through him. Flesh of flesh, blood of blood.