Russia President Vladimir Putin’s partial in the country on September 21 mobilization Russians, who do not want to be recruited, continue to flee to neighboring countries. Russia’s GeorgiaWhile the queue for vehicles in Lars, the border gate with la Border, is getting longer every day, it has been stated that the queue for vehicles at the border reaches 20 kilometers today. It was stated that due to the density at the border, it took approximately 35-40 hours to reach Georgia by car, and it took approximately 8-10 hours to cross by bicycle and on foot.
NUMBER OF OFFICERS INCREASED AT LARS
The Revenue Administration of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia made a statement about the situation at the Lars customs checkpoint, due to the increased flow of passengers from Russia to the country. The Presidency stated that the customs checkpoint in Lars has switched to a special operating mode and said, “The number of customs officers at the checkpoints passing through the territory of Georgia has been increased in order to carry out 24-hour customs control procedures. Here we explain that the customs control procedures for trucks passing through Lars customs checkpoint from the Russian Federation to Georgia are partially delayed. In order to ensure the sustainability of the increasing international freight turnover within the framework of the joint management of the customs control points, the Revenue Administration is in intense contact with the relevant customs administrations of neighboring countries Turkey, Azerbaijan and Armenia.
“SITUATION UNDER CONTROL”
Lasha Hutsishvili, Minister of Finance, who was in front of the cameras after the cabinet meeting, said, “Customs and border control are implemented according to the determined rules. Information is collected at the arrival points, analyzes are made and only then a decision is made about this or that person. Every institution responsible for the citizen crossing the border of our country. It is working very actively in this direction. Due to increasing flows, institutions have been burdened with more work than ever. The workload of all institutions that actively control the speed of border crossings and are responsible for both security and financial order has increased. The situation is under control. There is no dramatic situation at the border crossing. The number of people entering and exiting has increased, so this issue is followed closely.”
RUSSIA SHIPPED ARMORED VEHICLES AND SOLDIERS TO THE GEORGIA BORDER
Russia sent armored vehicles and soldiers to the Lars border gate after the density on the Georgian border. In the statement made by the Russian Federal Security Service, it was stated that armored vehicles and soldiers were not a precaution to establish a checkpoint in Lars, but to prevent citizens from wanting to cross the checkpoint and leave the country without completing any border formalities.
115 THOUSAND PEOPLE PASSED THE RUSSIA-GEORGIA BORDER IN THE LAST WEEK
Deputy Prime Minister of the Autonomous Republic of North Ossetia-Alanya, Russia, Irbek Tomayev, said in a statement, “In the last week, 115,000 people crossed the Russia-Georgia border in both directions through the Lars customs checkpoint. This indicator is 23.3 percent higher than the previous week.
Tomayev also said, “37,500 vehicles moved in both directions in the last week. Currently, 3,500 cars and 1,300 trucks are waiting in line at the Russia-Georgia border.”
THE OPPOSITION WANTS CLOSING THE BORDERS WITH RUSSIA
Due to the tens of thousands of Russian citizens flocking to Georgia after the partial mobilization announcement in Russia, the leader of the opposition Strategy Agmashenebeli Party, Giorgi Vashadze, demanded the government to close the Georgian border for Russian citizens. “For the past few days, tens of thousands of Russian citizens have entered Georgia every day, while a large queue has formed at the checkpoint in Lars. For this reason, our party demands the immediate temporary closure of the border for Russian citizens,” he said.
“RUSSIAN FLOATING TO GEORGIA WILL HAVE TO COOPERATE WITH FSB”
Georgia’s famous political scientist, Gia Khukhashvili, commented on a local TV channel for Russians who came to Georgia, “Not all those who have fled Russia and come to Georgia are agents of the FSB, but they will have to cooperate with it. Some of these people are direct agents, some are real refugees, but those who fled Russia because of the war will one day be manipulated too easily for their own purposes in Georgia. Because they will have to return to their homeland. “If they don’t do their job, they can’t go back to Russia, they know that,” he said.