The actions of an insignificant group do not yet represent the entire Georgian people, who are not at all Russophobic, Evgeny Primakov, a member of the Committee on International Affairs, a deputy from the United Russia faction, said in an interview with Duma TV.
He noted that the Georgian authorities proved to be weak, but not in terms of dispersing a demonstration – here it turned out to be strong, it was taken hostage by some aggressive minority.
“The Georgian government is not independent and intimidated by the aggressive opposition. The further official Tbilisi develops Russophobia, the smaller group of people it will represent,” Primakov said.
According to the parliamentarian, the sanctions measures, which the President of the Russian Federation proposed by his decree, will affect the budget of Georgia and, possibly, it will sober up the Georgian authorities.
June 21, Vladimir Putin signed a decree banning Russian air travel to Georgia.
On June 20, a delegation of Russian politicians at the session of the International Assembly of Orthodoxy (MAP) was evacuated from the Georgian parliament after an attempt to attack the radicals. Later, a rally began near the parliament building in the center of Tbilisi, which totaled several thousand people.