He said that Georgia is not at risk of facing Western sanctions since the government would only permit airlines that are not subject to sanctions to operate in the country.
Once a proWestern trailblazer that showcased its confrontation with Moscow as a sign of its growing independence, Georgia has suddenly emerged as one of the few former Soviet republics moving closer to Russia even after its invasion of Ukraine.
In 2008, Georgia fought its own fiveday war with its northern neighbor, leaving two of its regions under Moscows military control.
Kipiani, who is also a lawyer. In the absence of a formidable security umbrella, of course the government is trying to be more soft, cautious, and careful in its actions.
Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili of Georgia said the decision to resume flights was made with the interests of the Georgian people in mind.
The country is a prisoner of its own geography, said Mr.