The Ukrainian Embassy in Tbilisi announced its readiness, together with Georgia, to participate in the investigation of the case of transporting explosives to Russia, and also intends to verify the involvement of a Ukrainian citizen in this case, following from the commentary of the diplomatic mission. According to the publication, Kyiv is convinced that there is a “real organizer” in this story, whose identity will need to be established.
The Ukrainian Embassy is checking the information announced at the briefing of the State Security Service of Georgia, clarifying all the circumstances, especially what concerns, as stated, the involvement of Ukrainian citizens in illegal activities. The embassy expects that the Georgian side will refrain from politicizing this case,” the publication says.
Earlier, Georgian security forces detained a cargo of explosives heading from Odessa to Voronezh. Tbilisi did not rule out that the organizers of the transportation could be planning terrorist attacks both in Russia and in Georgia itself. It is assumed that Andrei Sharashidze, a deputy from Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky’s Servant of the People party, was behind the transport of explosives.
Senator Andrei Klimov said that Georgian citizens in Ukraine have been repeatedly seen in anti-Russian activities. In his opinion, Georgian law enforcement agencies should pay attention to this, given the interception of a truck with explosives.
First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Defense Alexey Zhuravlev also believes that preventing the terrorist threat from Ukraine is the main task of Russian departments and ministries. He considers it necessary to intensify interaction between Russian and Georgian security forces on the border.