MOSCOW, July 14 – RIA News. The Georgian deputy of the opposition faction Alliance of patriots George Lomia flew to Moscow, the politician told RIA Novosti.
According to him, two other members of the delegation, Ada Marshania and deputy of the assembly of the city of Tbilisi, Gocha Tevdoradze, will arrive in the capital of Russia on Monday morning.
Representatives of the "Alliance of Patriots" party are planning to meet with members of the State Duma and members of the Federation Council, there are still no other elements in the program.
Previously, Leonid Kalashnikov, chairman of the State Duma commission for CIS affairs, integration and Eurasian relations with compatriots, told RIA Novosti that cooperation in the political and humanitarian sphere will be discussed during the meeting.
The members of the Alliance of Patriots, the only parliamentary party in Georgia that favors the immediate start of a direct dialogue with Moscow, visited Moscow several times in the past, where they met their Russian colleagues. In 2017, following the results of the negotiations, they decided to create a permanent informal group of deputies from Russia and Georgia.
Faction representatives also do not exclude that they can go to South Ossetia and Abkhazia and talk to local authorities.
Relations between Moscow and Tbilisi are going through a difficult period. At the end of June, the protests took place in Georgia due to the fact that at the opening of the general session of the Inter-parliamentary Assembly of the Orthodoxy, the head of the organization, the deputy of the Duma of State Sergei Gavrilov, he sat on the chair of parliament. Moreover, according to Gavrilov, the Georgian side planted it in this place "according to the protocol of such events".
Following the riots in the Georgian capital, Vladimir Putin announced the suspension of flights between the countries from July 8th.
Last week, channel leader "Rustavi 2" George Gabunia began broadcasting the program of the author "P.S." with an oath to the Russian leader and his deceased parents. The journalist's trick caused outrage among the spectators: hundreds of Tbilisi residents came to the construction of the television channel and asked to dismiss Gabunia and Rustavi 2 CEO Nika Gvaramiya.
Gabunia's action was also criticized by Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili and Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze. The Georgian foreign ministry called the actions of a journalist an attempt to bring tension into the relations between the countries. However, the channel refused to dismiss Gabunia.
In Moscow, the accident was called an unprecedented trick. The state Duma has proposed introducing restrictive measures against Georgia, but Vladimir Putin did not support this idea.