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Moscow will not introduce a “wine sanctions” against Georgia. This statement was made by Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Grigory Karasin in an interview with RIA Novosti.
“In the Wake of events in Georgia the end of June — beginning of July this year in the state Duma discussed the idea of a ban on deliveries to Russia of Georgian wine and mineral water. However, the President of the Russian Federation called for restraint (…). Thus, today the topic of wine sanctions against Georgia is closed,” — said the diplomat.
On 9 July the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, commenting on the possibility of economic sanctions, and said that wouldn’t do it out of respect for the Georgian people. This decision is welcomed as official Tbilisi and the country’s population.
Relations between Russia and Georgia worsened in June amid mass protests in Tbilisi. They began after the Deputy of the state Duma took the place of the speaker of the Georgian Parliament during a meeting of the International Assembly of Orthodoxy. Putin imposed a ban on direct flights between Georgia and Russia, he began to act on 8 July.
The escalation of the conflict continued after the obscene speech of Georgian journalist to Putin. In particular, Giorgi Gabunia called him “stinky occupier”, and then in Tbilisi again began the protest with the requirement to send Gabunia resign.
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