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Protests in Georgia were planned in advance to distort Georgian-Russian relations

Summary of Disinformation

The disruption of the Inter-parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (IAO) in Georgia, followed by protests, was planned in advance to distort Georgian-Russian relations.

Disproof

This statement is untrue. The protests were spontaneous starting during the morning of June 20 when a Russian MP from the Communist Party, Sergei Gavrilov, addressed delegates from the Georgian Parliament Speaker's seat during an annual meeting of the Inter-parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (IAO).

The opposition boycotted the presence of the Russian delegation in Tbilisi which then grew to the protests in front of the Parliament. As a response, Vladimir Putin has temporarily banned Georgian airlines from flying to Russia and called on Russian citizens in Georgia to leave the country.

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Reported in: Issue 155
Date: 21.06.2019
Language: Georgian
Country: Russia, Georgia
Keywords: Religion, Protest
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik Georgia
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