U.S. State Department: Now is not the time to deepen relations with Russia

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Now is not the time to deepen relations with Russia. This is said in a statement by the U.S. State Department, disseminated by the Georgian news agency Accent.

Washington has once again warned Tbilisi of possible sanctions in case of restoration of direct air links between Russia and Georgia. This warning from Washington had previously been sounded in February 2023.

"A number of Western states, including the United States, prohibit Russian planes from entering their airspace. If direct flights between Russia and Georgia were to resume, it would raise our concern about possible sanctions against Georgian airlines that would serve imported and export-controlled aircraft.

The entire Western society has distanced itself from this harsh regime - now is not the time to deepen relations with Russia. It will be better for Georgian people if Putin withdraws his troops from 20 percent of Russia-occupied territory of Georgia, than this restoration of direct flights or the abolition of the visa regime", the State Department said in an official comment to a Georgian news agency.





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U.S. State Department: Now is not the time to deepen relations with Russia

2023/05/48745-1683788716.jpg
Read: 1338     11:00     11 Май 2023    

Now is not the time to deepen relations with Russia. This is said in a statement by the U.S. State Department, disseminated by the Georgian news agency Accent.

Washington has once again warned Tbilisi of possible sanctions in case of restoration of direct air links between Russia and Georgia. This warning from Washington had previously been sounded in February 2023.

"A number of Western states, including the United States, prohibit Russian planes from entering their airspace. If direct flights between Russia and Georgia were to resume, it would raise our concern about possible sanctions against Georgian airlines that would serve imported and export-controlled aircraft.

The entire Western society has distanced itself from this harsh regime - now is not the time to deepen relations with Russia. It will be better for Georgian people if Putin withdraws his troops from 20 percent of Russia-occupied territory of Georgia, than this restoration of direct flights or the abolition of the visa regime", the State Department said in an official comment to a Georgian news agency.





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