Russian Duma supports sanctions against Georgia, President Putin opposes
09 July, 2019
Russian Duma supports sanctions against Georgia, President Putin opposes
The Russian Duma supported sanctions against Georgia. The Russian State Duma adopted a statement at the plenary session, in which it recommends the government to consider the expediency of imposition of special economic measures against Georgia and submit the relevant proposals to the Russian president.

The document prepared by the Duma's CIS Issues Committee implies a prohibition of imports of Georgian wine and mineral water, as well as suspension of money transfers from Russia to Georgia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin says
he is against the imposition of sanctions on Georgia. "I would not do this because of respect for the Georgian people," the Russian president was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti.

Rustavi 2 TV Anchor Insults Putin

On July 7, Giorgi Gabunia, anchor of the PS news program on Rustavi 2 TV, used obscene terms against Russian President Vladimir Putin. Gabunia cursed Vladimir Putin.

Later, a rally was held in front of the Rustavi 2 building. Demonstrators demanded the launch of an investigation into the statement of Giorgi Gabunia, as well as dismissal of Director General of the TV Company, Nika Gvaramia, and Giorgi Gabunia. The leaders of the ruling party assessed the anchor’s monologue as a provocation. Rustavi 2 temporarily suspended broadcasts on Sunday because the safety of journalists was not protected. Rustavi 2 has already resumed broadcasting. Giorgi Gabunia has been suspended from duties for 2 months on the basis of the decision of the self-regulatory body of Rustavi 2 TV.

Russian MPs said on Monday they were considering further economic sanctions on Georgia.

According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, opening a case against Rustavi 2 journalist Giorgi Gabunia would be an "honor" for him.

“He does not deserve the honor. Let him keep broadcasting”, Putin noted in response to the deputies of the Russian State Duma, who think that a case should be opened against Gabunia and that he should be extradited to Russia.

“Nobody knew anything about him, but now everybody speaks about him. He has achieved his goal. He was suspended from duties for two months and he went on vacation. Then he will return and they will offer him a job. But there are people in Georgia who are protesting against it, "Putin said.
The Russian president also added that the anti-Russian sentiments are fueled by people who do not know the history and ultimately harm Georgia.

Russia bans flights to Georgia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree yesterday prohibiting Russian airlines from carrying Russian citizens to Georgia from July 8. Putin has ordered the Cabinet of Ministers to help the citizens of Russia, who are traveling to Georgia, to return to Russia. Moreover, some recommendations have been issued for Russian tour operators, calling on them to refrain from selling tours in Georgia.

The ban was followed by the cancellation of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy. The assembly was led by the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy, Sergei Gavrilov, a deputy of the Russian Duma from the Communist Party. Angered by the presence of Sergei Gavrilov in Georgia, citizens gathered at the Parliament building in Tbilisi to protest Russian occupation in Georgia.

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