Baku. Turbet Baghirova – APA. Georgia will not impose sanctions on Russia, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili told journalists, the BBC reported.
“As the head of government, I thought and still think that Georgia should not join the sanctions imposed by the European Union against the Russian Federation. We had this position last year, we still have this position, and now we are not going to change it,” he said.
The Georgia PM’s special representative on settlement of relations with Russia, Zurab Abashidze, had earlier made a similar statement.
Z. Abashidze said Georgia’s ban on the export of products manufactured in the Crimea and Sevastopol has been extended for one year.
On June 22 this year, the European Union adopted a decision on extending the economic sanctions against Russia in connection with the annexation of the Crimea and the conflict in the east of Ukraine until 31 January 2016.
In response, Russian authorities extended the embargo on products from countries which had imposed sanctions on Russia.