Checkpoint on Georgian-Russian border switches to around-the-clock work
Georgia, Tbilisi, June 1 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
Starting June 1, the Upper Lars checkpoint on the Georgian-Russian border operates around the clock, the special representative of the Prime Minister of Georgia Vakhtang Abashidze told reporters.
According to him, it is very important in light of the decision on the export of Georgian products to the Russian market.
"This is the only legal land crossing point on our border with Russia as well as the shortest route for the delivery of our products, wines, mineral water and agricultural products to Russia," he said.
Abashidze also stressed that the checkpoint's non-stop operation will provide for the transit of goods from Turkey and Armenia to Russia.
"Turkey is interested in supplying large volumes of cargo to Sochi, where construction of facilities for the Olympic Games is underway, and the shortest way there passes through Georgia," Abashidze said.