Tbilisi, Georgia, April 4
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Information on issuance of Russian passports by the Embassy to the residents of Armenian-populated Samtskhe-Javakheti region of Georgia, will be verified, Deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia David Zalkaniani said on local TV channel.
In the last several days, an information was spread about a queue of the residents of Georgian Samtskhe-Javakheti region in front of the Interest Section building of the Russian Federation at the Embassy of Switzerland in Georgia, wishing to obtain Russian passport.
"This information was disseminated by the media. At this stage, the Georgian Foreign Ministry is verifying it. We have no diplomatic relations with the Russian Federation, therefore, we used other mechanisms to verify this data. I hope that I will have legitimate information in a few days, " the diplomat said.
Regarding the queues, Zalkaniani said that this is normal, as various consular procedures are implemented there.
The media previously said that the people standing in the queue claim that they are Armenians of Samtskhe-Javakheti and waiting for the respond to a request for Russian citizenship.
Translated by S.I.
Edited by: SI
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