The government of Georgia claims that in 2022, they spent about 38 million lari (about $14.5 million) to support Ukraine and Ukrainian citizens in the country.
This is stated in the government's report submitted to the Georgian parliament.
As noted in the document, "since the beginning of Russia's full-scale military aggression in Ukraine, Georgia has resolutely continued to support Ukraine in political, diplomatic and humanitarian areas."
The government reports that more than 26,000 Ukrainians in Georgia received support through various social and educational programs.
It will be recalled that in May, Georgia, which did not support sanctions against Russia in connection with the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, resumed direct air traffic with Russia.
In addition, despite the assurances of the Georgian authorities, a Russian airline flying to the annexed Crimea received flight permits.
In addition, Prime Minister of Georgia Iraklii Garibashvili named Ukraine's desire to join NATO as one of the reasons why Russia launched a full-scale war against it.