The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia categorically denies the spread of information that military shipments to Azerbaijan and Armenia are carried out via civil flights through Georgia. The agency assesses this as "information manipulation."
Deputy Foreign Minister Lasha Darsalia says it is the responsibility of a particular carrier and cargo holder to fully comply with international law norms and not abuse the humanitarian corridors. At the same time, Darsalia says that military transit is not carried out through Georgia's territory.
"With the escalation in Karabakh, Georgia's transit of military cargo got suspended, by land and air, both in Azerbaijan and Armenia. Therefore, we would like to state that military transit is not carried out through the territory of Georgia. According to the documents available to Georgia, the flights in Georgian airspace are only of humanitarian and civil nature and fully comply with ICAO standards. Georgia continues to fulfill its obligations.
The process is in full compliance with the norms of international law, including the regulations of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). In case of a violation and strong evidence, Georgia will respond accordingly, and violators will be held accountable under international law, and under ICAO," Lasha Darsalia said.