Georgia risks EU candidacy by restoring Russia flights
23 May 2023 | 10:47 am
Russia's Vladimir Putin has lifted the ban on direct flights with Georgia and introduced a visa-free regime for Georgian nationals. Georgian authorities welcome the initiative; critics see it as "provocation" by Moscow.
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