Georgians protest Russians fleeing across the border

STORY: On Tuesday, the head of the Georgian interior ministry said that about 10,000 Russians were entering Georgia every day, up from 5,000-6,000 before Vladimir Putin's mobilisation announcement which called up military reservists.

"We believe that Russian citizens should be deprived of the possibility to register bank accounts in Georgia, register movable property, register businesses and to obtain temporary or permanent residence," told Reuters "Droa" opposition party member, Giga Lemonjaba.

"We don't know who they are. May be they are Russian agents, or Russian military," said Ukrainian activist, Mihailo Ulianin.

There are no direct flights between Russia and Georgia, and Verkhny Lars, which straddles a remote mountain pass, is the only operational crossing point between them.