Georgia does not have an alternative other than asking Russia for help, while the grants approved by the European Union for fighting the coronavirus are actually loans that the country will have to pay.
Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative that Russia is the only state helping others, that Russia is competent and the EU and West are incompetent actors, betraying its partners. A total of EUR 400 million was transferred from the EU and some of its member countries to Georgia to fight the pandemic in three tranches. Two Team Europe packages for Georgia are already being implemented. The first one, presented on 30 March, provided for urgent healthcare supplies and technical expertise, assistance to vulnerable groups, and wide liquidity support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), including in local currency. The second package was unveiled on 8 April and included over €183 million for Georgia in support to socio-economic measures, including a contribution to bridging the financing gap. These packages have brought the total COVID-related support to Georgia to €250 million in non-reimbursable grants to date. On the 24th April 2020, the EU announced a third package, in the form of €150 million of loans on highly favourable terms to further help Georgia cover its immediate financing needs. According to a statement by Carl Hartzell, the Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia, the aid aims to strengthen macroeconomic stability and create an environment that would facilitate directing resources to the protection of the citizens of Georgia and mitigate the negative socioeconomic consequences of the pandemic. More about the Western help to Georgia can be read on Myth Detector.