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Putin forbade Russian airlines to fly to Georgia

According to the relevant presidential decree, the ban on air transportation of Russians to the territory of Georgia will take effect on July 8
12:47, 22 June 2019
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June 21, Russia's President Vladimir Putin signed a decree according to which from July 8, Russian airlines are prohibited from transporting citizens of the Russian Federation to the territory of Georgia. The corresponding document "On Certain Measures to Ensure the National Security of the Russian Federation and to Protect Russian Citizens from Criminal and Other Illegal Actions" was published on the Kremlin's website.

According to the decree, for the duration of the ban, tour operators and travel agents are advised to refrain from selling a tourist product that provides for transportation (including the commercial kind) of citizens from the territory of Russia to the territory of Georgia.

Putin instructed the Russian government to "take measures to ensure the return to Russia of Russian citizens temporarily staying on the territory of Georgia, as well as their baggage," and "to ensure, in accordance with its competence, the implementation of other measures necessary to implement this decree."

In addition, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation needs together with "other interested federal executive bodies and organizations" to coordinate with the Georgian authorities on issues related to ensuring the safety of Russians and their return to the Russian Federation.
Related: Georgian Parliament Spokesperson resigns


"This decree comes into force on the date of its signing," the document says.

We recall that in Tbilisi, mass anti-Russian protests are taking place for the second day. They began after Russian MP Sergei Gavrilov spoke in the Georgian parliament. He sat in the chair of the parliamentary speaker and spoke Russian. His speech was interrupted by opposition deputies who demanded that the Russian delegation leave parliament.

The protesters are demanding the resignation of the chairman of the Georgian parliament, Irakli Kobakhidze, the head of the Interior Ministry, Giorgi Gakhariya, and the head of the State Security Service, Vakhtang Gomelauri.

As a result of mass protests against Georgian officials, 240 people were injured, 80 of which were policemen.

Amid the protests, the head of the Georgian Parliament Irakliy Kobakhidze resigned.
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