Russia is establishing channels for smuggling counterfeit goods through Georgia.
This was reported by the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
"Due to the introduction of international sanctions, Russia has lost the ability to supply a wide range of military, dual and civilian goods. To circumvent the sanctions, Russian agents are setting up smuggling channels that pass, in particular, through the territory of Georgia,” the statement reads.
At the same time, representatives of the Georgian special services were instructed by the political leadership not to interfere with the smugglers’ activities.
"Today we know about another channel for the supply of military goods to Russia - East Asia. It supplies spare parts for machinery, electronics and optical devices to the occupying country,” the intelligence said.
The possibility of resuming flights between Georgia and Russia is also being considered.
It was previously reported that on December 3, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili stated that the country does not intend to impose economic sanctions against the Russia.
At the same time, on April 1, President Salome Zurabishvili said that Georgia joins all international sanctions against Russia imposed due to the war in Ukraine.