As stated by Grigoriy Karasin, Russian State Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister, “we do not exclude the possibility of a visa-free regime with Georgia.”
Karasin noted that last year, Russia had dramatically reduced the strain of visa requirements for Georgian citizens. This was done through allowing private invitations by Russian citizens.
However, Karasin noted that it is essential to consider Georgia’s discussion on visa liberalization with the EU. Additionally, according to Karasin, the occasional conflicts between Georgian and Russian diplomats.
“Tbilisi occasionally erupts into confrontations against our country. That creates instability,” Karasin highlighted.