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Putin forbade Russian airlines to transport citizens of the Russian Federation to the territory of Georgia

The decree comes into force on July 8.

Vladimir Putin temporarily banned his decree on “separate measures to ensure the national security of Russia and its citizens” to carry out air transportation of citizens from the territory of the Russian Federation to the territory of Georgia. This was reported on the website of the President of the Russian Federation.

In addition to the temporary ban on passenger flights with Georgia, Putin recommended tour operators and travel agents to refrain from selling and selling vouchers to Georgia. The President also instructed the government to take measures to ensure the return of Russians temporarily staying on the territory of Georgia, as well as their baggage in the Russian Federation.

On the ban on flights to Georgia, previously reported by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. He warned that while strengthening anti-Russian sentiment in Georgia, the Kremlin would advise tourists on travel.

On June 20, the opposition of Georgia began the storming of the country’s parliament. The reason for the rally was an incident at a meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy (IAO). The president of the assembly is the deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Sergey Gavrilov. At the opening of the session, he took the chair of the speaker of the Georgian parliament and addressed the audience in Russian.

According to the Georgian opposition, Gavrilov fought for Abkhazia during the 1992-1993 Georgian-Abkhaz war. The deputy refuted this information.

After Gavrilov’s speech at the MAP meeting, billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, the ruling Georgian Dream party, Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze and Parliament Speaker Irakli Kobakhidze apologized for the fact that “for a short time, the representative of the occupant country, but took the chair of the Georgian parliament” .

In the Kremlin, the protest action was called “Russophobic provocation.” Gavrilov saidthat “curators who spoke the American version of the English language” participated in the meetings.

June 21 the Georgian parliament speaker went into retirement. This was demanded by the protesters and the opposition. According to the latest data of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the country, during the clashes of the protesters with the police 240 people were injured, 80 of them – the security forces. More than 305 people were detained, 20 were placed under administrative arrest.

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