Georgia must not be used for sanctions evasion, Ambassador Degnan says
Georgia must not be used for sanctions evasion, Ambassador Degnan says

“I was very pleased that the Prime Minister pledged that Georgia would not be used for sanctions evasion,” U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan said when stressing that Georgia must not be used for sanctions evasion.

“The main point for the United States is that Georgia must not be used for sanctions evasion. This is very important because we see that the sanctions are having an effect. It’s the first thing that the Russians raise when they talk about ceasefires: lifting the sanctions. So we know that they are having an effect and they are working.

They work best in terms of persuading Mr. Putin to stop this war, that is if everybody stands united in enforcing the sanctions.

I was very pleased that the Prime Minister pledged that Georgia would not be used for sanctions evasion. And of course, we’re monitoring that very closely.

The Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine alleged Russia was trying to arrange the smuggling of military and other sanctioned products through the territory of Georgia with the consent of the government.

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