Ukraine’s former president Petro Poroshenko has released a special video in support of Georgia calling on Ukrainians to spend vacations in the Georgian resorts.
According to him, Russia is trying to weaken Georgia’s economy and strikes at its tourism sector.
“Our political force expresses its full solidarity with the Georgian people, who resist Russia, Russian aggression and fight against occupation. The Kremlin traditionally uses the same methods against Georgia that it uses in a hybrid war against our state. Now, Moscow wants again to economically weaken Georgia by banning Russia’s airlines from flying to Georgia and strikes at its tourism sector”, – Petro Poroshenko stated.
The former president of Ukraine calls on Ukrainians to travel to Georgia instead of taking vacations abroad or in the occupied Crimea.
“We, Ukrainians, should not leave our Georgian brothers in trouble. I want to urge our compatriots, who plan to take vacations abroad or in the occupied Crimea: I ask you to change your plans and visit beautiful, sunny resorts of Georgia, where Georgians hospitality awaits you!”, – Petro Poroshenko added.
At the same time, Petro Poroshenko called on the Government of Ukraine to reduce taxes on Georgia-Ukraine air flights.
Russian President Vladimir Putin banned Russia’s airlines from flying to Georgia, a day after a Russian lawmaker Sergey Gavrilov’s visit to the country prompted violent clashes between protesters and police in Tbilisi on June 20.