Russia bans Georgia airline flights as ensions rise over protests | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, June 24, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 24, 2019

Russia bans Georgia airline flights as ensions rise over protests

Russia’s government on Saturday banned Georgian airlines from flying into its territory, extending restrictions imposed by President Vladimir Putin as part of growing tensions between Moscow and its ex-Soviet neighbour.

Putin had signed a decree late Friday banning Russian airlines from flying to pro-Western Georgia from July 8 in response to anti-Moscow rallies in the Georgian capital Tbilisi.

 

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