Tbilisi: The number of people entering and leaving Georgia has increased recently, according to Lasha Khutsishvili, the country’s finance minister, who also emphasised that the “situation is completely under control” at border checkpoints.
Following the announcement of a partial mobilisation in Russia for the country’s ongoing war against Ukraine, Khutsishvili briefed the media at the government administration and denied the opposition’s claims of a purported “mass influx” of Russian citizens. He also said there was “no dramatic situation” at checkpoints.
In response to the increased flows of people and cargo across the borders, more staff had been added to checkpoints across the nation, according to Khutsishvili, who also stated that the staff at the crossing points was on duty round the clock.
The minister added that “all relevant state agencies” in charge of border issues were putting up “very active” efforts to stop any violations or attempts of the sanctions put in place against Russia and its citizens as a result of the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine in February.
” The only thing different, according to him, is that the organisations in charge of the nation’s security and fiscal stability now have a heavier workload.
In light of the situation in Ukraine and Russia’s ongoing annexation of Georgian territory, a portion of the domestic opposition has called on the government to block borders to Russian nationals in order to “prevent threats caused by their uncontrolled influx.”