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Flights between Russia and Georgia can be restored, writes “Kommersant”, citing a source in the Russian foreign Ministry.
According to the interlocutor of the edition, Moscow was satisfied with the reaction of the official Tbilisi on the obscene remarks of the journalist Georgy Gabunia to the Russian leader, Vladimir Putin. The foreign Ministry said that if” Russophobia in Georgia will cease, and the power of the state will be consistent”, then it is possible the resumption of flights.
In addition, the Russian side in the future ready to return to the subject of the abolition of the visa regime for Georgian citizens. The Ministry reported that up to anti-Russian protests in Tbilisi, the decree on the abolition of visas with Georgia was elaborated, remained to sign it. The interlocutor of the edition believes that if in the future the situation will normalize, “all you can deploy ago.”
Earlier, Putin, commenting on the possibility of introducing economic restrictions, said that wouldn’t do it out of respect for the Georgian people. The Russian leader did not see the expediency in the prosecution of a journalist insulted him.
Foreign Minister of Georgia David Zalkaliani welcomed Putin’s statement. “The decision of the President of Russia is clearly the only correct one. This decision can only be welcomed”, — said the Minister.
July 7 during the live broadcast the journalist Giorgi Gabunia, is obscenely expressed to Putin, in particular, called him “stinky occupier”. The behavior of the presenter strongly condemned not only in Russia but also in Georgia. So, the President of the Republic of Salome Zurabishvili appealed to Moscow with a request to respond to “provocation by radical forces”.
A ban on direct air links with Georgia entered into force on 8 July. The corresponding decree Putin signed in June after a wave of anti-Russian protests in Tbilisi.
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