Georgia, Tbilisi, March 26 / Trend , N.Kirtskhalia/
Georgian MPs held short debate on Friday about the re-establishment of direct air ties with Russia.
Answering the question why the Georgian side has not appealed Russia with a proposal to begin talks on restoring air links, as it was done for the Lars checkpoint on the Georgian-Russian border, an MP from the majority Akaki Minashvili replied that Russia unilaterally stopped flights and it also must decide on their re-establishment.
"Those who want to fly to Moscow, let them do it through third countries," he said.
The leader of the Christian Democrats and the parliamentary minority, Giorgi Targamadze, expressed surprise that the Georgian government refuses rational approach to this issue.
Direct flights between Georgia and Russia were terminated in October 2006 after the Georgian side detained five Russian officers on charges of espionage and terrorism.