In Georgia, Tbilisi City Hall stated earlier today that citizens of Ukraine currently in the capital city of Georgia, Tbilisi, will receive services from a selected group of museum venues, sports centres, theatre halls, libraries and art schools free of cost.
Andria Basilaia, the Deputy Mayor of Tbilisi, said that the move aimed to support the people of Ukraine by helping them “maintain spiritual & physical strength” during Russia’s aggression against their country.
Moreover, the primary purpose of this initiative is to enable the children of Ukraine to socialise and engage in recreational activities.
According to the city official, the municipal administration would provide details about the offer to Ukrainian guests staying in the hotels of Tbilisi.
As part of the initiative, the places which will provide free services to Ukrainian citizens are as follows:
- National Youth Palace of Georgia
- Tbilisi City Hall Football Sports Center ‘Imedi’
- Tbilisi City Hall Gymnastics Development Sports Center (including Acrobatics Center, Gymnastics Center, Tskneti Sports Complex)
- Tbilisi City Hall Figure Skating Olympic Training Sports Center
- Tbilisi City Hall Olympic Volleyball Training Center
- Gldani-Nadzaladevi Complex Sports Center (including Gldani Swimming Pool, Kula Gldanieli Wrestling Hall, Mukhiani Rugby Complex, Nadzaladevi Sports Complex)
- Tennis Development venue
- Isani-Samgori Complex Sports Center (including Lilo Sports Center, Vazisubani Rugby Court, Tennis Courts, Varketili Wrestling Hall, Lilo Swimming Pool)
- Ilia Chavchavadze Literary Memorial Museum
- Zakaria Paliashvili Memorial House Museum
- Nikoloz Baratashvili Memorial House Museum
- Galaktion Tabidze Memorial House Museum
- Vakhtang Chabukiani Memorial House Museum
- Kote & Soso Tsereteli Memorial House Museum
- Sandro Akhmeteli Drama Theatre
- Pantomime State Theatre
- Tbilisi Theater Globe
- Royal District Theatre
- Union of Tbilisi Municipality Multifunctional Libraries and its branches
Furthermore, along with the free public transportation, the City Hall of Tbilisi stated that it had already offered some municipal services free of cost to the citizens of Ukraine in the city.
To support the Ukrainian citizens affected by the crisis in Ukraine, the city agency has opened several humanitarian aid points on Friday, March 04, where organisations, entrepreneurs and many individuals can donate and provide food and other basic necessities.
In addition, to receive donations from people to assist Ukrainians, it also opened a special account at the State Treasury. The State Treasury code for the account is 300778800.
On February 24, Russia began its full-scale military operation in Ukraine after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement of the recognition of the independence of the regions Ukraine of Donetsk and Luhansk on February 21.