Contents tagged with Georgia

  • Georgian TV presenter who insulted Putin temporarily suspended

    Georgi Gabunia, a Georgian presenter from the Rustavi-2 TV channel, has been suspended from work after he let off a tirade of insults against Russian President Vladimir Putin in an uncensored TV broadcast, Meduza reports, citing a statement by the TV company.

    Gabunia has been suspended for two months from participating in any programs for Rustavi-2, especially the Postscriptum program.

    On the night of 7 July, Rustavi-2 went off air after Gabunia made highly offensive remarks about Putin and …

  • Russian tourists not in a hurry to leave Georgia after Putin’s flight ban

    Russian tourists in Georgia do not see the reason for the quick return home. According to them, the situation in the country is calm, despite the riots organized by the opposition in Tbilisi, reports TourDom news outlet.

    The same report gives journalist Yevgeny Zheyda, who is on vacation in Georgia.

    "From the first day, we noticed that Georgians do not equate Russian tourists with Russian authorities — there was no negativity towards us, even though you can find people wearing t-shirts with …

  • Putin bans flights to Georgia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree temporarily prohibiting Russian airlines from carrying out air transportation of Russian citizens from the territory of the Russian Federation to the territory of Georgia from July 8, reports the Kremlin's press service.

    The decree that was signed on June 21 recommends tour operators and travel agents to avoid selling the tourist packages that provide the transportation of Russian citizens to Georgia.

    The document was adopted by the President " …

  • President Zelensky reissues Ukrainian citizenship to Saakashvili

    President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky reissued a Ukrainian citizenship to ex-President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili, who in 2015-16 served as governor of the Odessa region. 

    The decree, signed by Zelensky and published on the president’s website, partially repeals the July 2017 decree of his predecessor Petro Poroshenko which revoked Saakashvili’s citizenship.

    Zelensky signed the decree eight days after his inauguration and six days after Saakashvili’s lawyer Ruslan Chernolutsky filed an …

  • Saakashvili asks Zelensky to restore his Ukrainian citizenship

    Ruslan Chernolutsky, the lawyer of Former President of Georgia and Chairman of the Odessa regional state administration Mikheil Saakashvili, claims that he sent a letter from Saakashvili to the Presidential Administration of Vladimir Zelensky in which Saakashvili asks to have his Ukrainian citizenship reinstated, as reported by Radio Svoboda.

    “We are continuing the new phase and active defense of Mikheil Saakashvili’s return to Ukraine. A new era has come - a new president! Therefore, today I …

  • Georgian minister on Russian passport aggression in Donbas: Kremlin used same methods in Georgia

    Ketevan Tsikhelashvili, Georgian Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality, said that the methods Russia has been using in Ukraine are similar to those it used in Georgia in the past, especially introducing a simplified procedure for the acquisition of Russian citizenship.

    “Effectively, the Russian president has repeated in Ukraine what happened at the end of the 90s and start of the 2000s in Georgia: he has started to issue Russian passports to the population of the temporarily occupied …

  • Putin invites Zelensky to return Saakashvili’s Ukrainian citizenship

    ​Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed that the elected President of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky, return Ukrainian citizenship to Mikheil Saakashvili.

    "As for freedoms, it would be better to start not from Russia or Russians, but, let's say, from Georgians, or former Georgians. For example, it would be fair to restore the Ukrainian citizenship to a person who used to be Georgian in the past and now considers himself a Ukrainian, I mean Mikheil Nikolayevich Saakashvili ", quoted Putin TASS …

  • Georgia denies entry to Russian biker convoy

    The Georgian border authorities have not allowed a group of Russian bikers to enter the country through the Verkhny Lars checkpoint, NewsGeorgia reports, citing local TV.

    The Russian citizens were denied entry to Georgia in accordance with the law on the legal status of foreigners and persons without citizenship, which states that foreigners can be denied entry if they do not provide information or provide false information about their identity and the purposes of the visit.

    A group of 30 …

  • Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs is not letting Saakashvili into the country

    In a statement published on its website, the Ukrainian State Border Service confirmed that Saakashvili is banned from entering Ukraine. The former president of Georgia said he already bought a ticket to Kyiv.

    The former president of Georgia and governor of the Odessa Oblast, Mikhail Saakashvili, has no justification for legal entry into Ukraine, said the press service of the State Border Guard Service.

    “In September 2017, the individual in question illegally crossed the state border from …

  • Foreign ministers of Turkey, Poland and Romania advocate in favor of Ukraine joining NATO

    Ukraine and Georgia should become members of NATO to help strengthen security in the Black Sea region which is being fundamentally undermined by Russian actions.

    The topic was broached at the trilateral meeting held in Ankara between the Foreign Ministers of Turkey, Poland and Romania, reports Ukrinform.

    “From a security point of view, our countries (located in the Black Sea region) are going through similar problems... Countries such as Georgia and Ukraine should join NATO. We also note that …