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Russian State Duma demands economic sanctions against Georgia

Russia may ban the import of Georgian alcoholic beverages and mineral waters

The Russian State Duma at a plenary meeting on Tuesday adopted a resolution recommending the Russian government consider special economic measures against Georgia.

The proposal was unanimously supported by MPs, who categorically condemned the “endless anti-Russian provocations” in Georgia. The statement says that the actions of the radical forces in this country are aimed at the further deterioration of Russian-Georgian relations.

If the government and the president take into account the appeal of the legislators, a ban will be imposed on the import of Georgian mineral waters, wine and other products into Russia. 

State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Vodolin told reporters that insulting the President of the Russian Federation is unacceptable.

On Sunday evening, journalist Giorgi Gabunia cursed Russian President Vladimir Putin and his mother on live air during his programme Post Scriptum on Georgian TV channel Rustavi 2. 

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