Georgian opposition rallies against resumption of flights and visa-free entry to Russia for citizens.

The Georgian opposition organized a sit-in in front of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tbilisi to protest Russia’s visa-free regime for Georgians and the resumption of flights to Georgia.

According to Georgian media reports, dozens of supporters of the Georgian opposition gathered in front of the ministry building to protest against the government’s desire to strengthen relations with Russia, criticizing every official who supported Russia’s proposal to cancel the visa regime for Georgian citizens and resume direct flights from Tbilisi to Moscow.

The media indicated that the demonstrators chanted anti-Russian slogans, forcing the police to be on the alert for fear of any problems near the Foreign Ministry building.

Russia today lifted the ban on flights to Georgia by decree of President Vladimir Putin.

Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili called the Russian president’s decision a “provocation” and Foreign Minister Ilya Darsiashvili welcomed it.

This decision was widely welcomed in Georgia, which suffered greatly economically and socially due to Russian sanctions against Tbilisi in the wake of the process of “peace enforcement of Georgia”, which ended with Moscow’s recognition of independence and the protection of the Republic of South Ossetia and Abkhazia by Georgia, after efforts Tbilisi will join “NATO” in due time and introduce its forces into the two republics.

Source: TASS

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