European Council President Tusk: Russian ban on flights to Georgia is unjustified

European Commission Head Donald Tusk and Georgian President Salome Zurabihsvili met on the sidelines of the Batumi Conference. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 11 Jul 2019 - 12:49, Tbilisi,Georgia

European Council President Donald Tusk says that the decision of Russia to ban direct flights to Georgia was “disproportionate and unjustified.”

Russia's recent decision to ban flights to Georgia is unjustified and disproportionate. But your country has weathered external pressure before and will do so again this time. The EU stands with Georgia in solidarity and with full commitment to your sovereignty and territorial integrity,"Tusk stated during his meeting with Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili on the sidelines of the 16th Batumi International Conference.