The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia categorically denies the reports that military shipments to Azerbaijan and Armenia are carried out via civil flights through Georgia. As Foreign Ministry claims, the flights that are operated in Georgian airspace are only of humanitarian and civil nature.
According to Deputy Foreign Minister Lasha Darsalia, it is the responsibility of a particular carrier and cargo holder to fully comply with the norms of international law and not to abuse the humanitarian corridors.
At the same time, Darsalia says that military transit is not carried out through the territory of Georgia.
“As you know, as soon as the situation escalated in Karabakh, the transit of military cargo through Georgia was suspended, both by land and by air, both in the direction of Azerbaijan and Armenia. Therefore, we would like to state once again that military transit is not carried out through the territory of Georgia.
According to the documents available to Georgia, the flights that are operated in Georgian airspace are only of humanitarian and civil nature and fully comply with ICAO standards. Georgia continues to fulfil its obligations related to humanitarian and civil, including commercial cargo,” Deputy Minister said.
According to Darsalia, if there is a violation and there is solid evidence, Georgia will respond accordingly and violators will be held accountable under international law.