Michael Saakashvilithe: RIA Novosti
Former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili criticized the journalist of “Rustavi 2” Giorgi Gabunia for swearing in address of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. On Monday, July 8, reports “Interfax”.
Saakashvili believes that such attacks ramshackle relations between Georgia and Russia. He recalled that during his presidency, Russia’s attitude to Georgia “at least with respect,” as they were “delighted with the reforms.” “Now completely collapsed relationships, tourists are not allowed, the flights stopped, all turned over,” he said.
Earlier on 8 July, the ruling party “Georgian dream” stated that the act leading Rustavi 2 is seen as another attempt of a coup d’etat and destruction of relations between Tbilisi and Moscow.
Relations between Russia and Georgia escalated in late June. In Tbilisi has sparked mass protests, which became part of the Russian delegation in the session of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy, during which the Deputy of the state Duma sat in the chair of speaker of the Georgian Parliament. Putin has decided to ban direct flights between the countries on 8 July.
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