“Prohibition of flight communication is quite an adequate measure when the President of the neighboring country [Georgia] says that Russia is an enemy and occupier. Of course, taking care of the safety of Russian citizens who go to Georgia on holiday is the duty of head of state Vladimir Putin. Therefore, this decision of the President of Russia is absolutely balanced and correct, ” said Petr Tolstoy
Petr Olegoviсh , commenting on such decision to editors of the State Duma website.
“The attack on the State Duma member, our colleague Sergei Gavrilov
Sergei Anatolieviсh , proves that the crazy radicals who ran out on the streets of Georgia are really dangerous,” the parliamentarian added.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree prohibiting flights from Russia to Georgia as of July 8. In addition, Vladimir Putin instructed the Government of the Russian Federation to take necessary measures to return Russian citizens temporarily staying in Georgia home.
On June 20, Georgian radicals attacked the Russian delegation of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy in Tbilisi. Then mass protests began in the capital of Georgia, caused by the arrival of a delegation of Russian parliamentarians in Georgia.