Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin held a videoconference meeting with the Special Representative of the Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Abashidze and discussed the possibility of resuming air traffic, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry.
The prospects for the restoration of air traffic between the two countries were touched upon, taking into account the temporary ban on air passenger traffic to Georgia introduced in July last year. The conditions for this are well known: the cessation of anti-Russian manifestations in Georgia and the disappearance of security threats for Russian citizens, the Russian Foreign Ministry noted.
On June 21, 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin, against the backdrop of protests in Tbilisi, imposed a ban on flights to Georgia.
NEWS.ru earlier reported that partner countries of the European Union, including Ukraine and Georgia, joined the EU sanctions against Russian citizens and structures allegedly responsible for the cyberattack on the Bundestag in 2015.