The opposition Strategy Aghmashenebeli party advises the Prime Minister and the Georgian Dream party Chairman to resolve the smuggling-related allegations by introducing a package of norms that outlines how Georgia bans transit of sanctioned goods to Russia.
According to Strategy Aghmashenebeli leader Giorgi Vashadze, ensuring stability and peace in the region serves everyone’s interests, and the close cooperation with western partners and civilization would guarantee this.
“Speculations about bypassing sanctions should stop, and the issue must close,” Vashadze said.
Giorgi Vashadze clarified that customs officers, border guards, and the police should know which goods are banned from transit and how they should react to law violations.
Recently, the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine announced that Russia was creating channels for smuggling military and other products under sanctions, which would pass through the territory of Georgia with the consent of the government.