The leader of Droa opposition party responds to the entry of a ship with cargo of a sanctioned company in the Batumi port.
“David Iakobashvili, a Georgian native, now a Swedish citizen, who is engaged in the oil business in Georgia, is behind this fact and mechanism. He signed a partnership contract with Rosneft in 2014, 49% of his company was acquired by Rosneft. Formal documents were altered after the imposition of sanctions. This is directly related to Evtushenkov, who talked to Bidzina Ivanishvili on phone.
Of course, the Georgian side is involved in this through the informal pyramid of corrupt management of economy. The role of Ucha Mamatsashvili and Liluashvili is to be studied in this scheme. It is a fact that the state agencies let this cargo reach the Georgian port.
It is noteworthy that the ship was in Georgia for 2 days, but the Government started talking about it only after the information was spread by the media.
We need to focus on a few facts. First - it is inconceivable for a ship traveling 500 km to carry sanctioned cargo without prior agreement, without a guarantee that the cargo will be accepted. By the time they arrive at port, all ships undergo the relevant procedures. The mechanism for avoiding sanctions is as follows: the ship enters the port and the documentation of origin is changed in order to take the cargo elsewhere”, - said Elene Khoshtaria.