In Georgia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Wednesday, March 16, that the Georgian Government is assisting its citizens in evacuating them from Ukraine, including in the process of organised return of Georgians amid Russia’s invasion over Ukraine.
The Foreign Ministry further stated that over the past 24 hours, more than a hundred Georgian citizens had returned to their country both via air and land.
According to the sources, as many as 220 citizens would be provided with the same assistance with the involvement of the Georgian Government by this week.
The involvement of the Georgian Government in evacuating their citizens from war-torn Ukraine will prove to be a respite for the Georgian nationals.
Furthermore, the process of the organised evacuation of citizens of Georgia from Lviv to Warsaw also continues with the help of the state.
According to the statement by the Foreign Ministry, Georgian diplomatic missions are organising the transfer of nationals from Ukraine to neighbouring countries, with a follow-up departure to Georgia.
After anxious days and nights, many people are making their way back home from war-torn Ukraine to remain safe.
Moreover, since Russia’s military assault against Ukraine began on February 24, more than 2.5 million people have fled the nation, according to the United Nations.
Russia started its military operation against Ukraine on February 24 after President Putin announced the recognition of the independence of the Ukrainian territories of Donetsk and Luhansk on February 21.
The international community has also condemned the invasion, expressing support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The Georgian Embassy in Ukraine, the Consulate General in Odesa, and the Consular Point in Lviv continue to operate in emergency mode to help Georgian citizens, as directed by the Georgian Government.
Since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as many as 1600 citizens of Georgia have been assisted by the Government of Georgia.