The opposition party of Georgia, Alliance of Patriots of Georgia, wrote an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, in which it asked him to assist in the normalization of relations between Moscow and Tbilisi. This was announced on August 3 by one of the party leaders Irma Inashvili.
“Mr. President, we appeal to you in the hope of your assistance in resuming our cooperation within the State Duma, the Federation Council and the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation,” reads the text of the letter published on Facebook.
Inashvili stressed that the assistance of the President of Russia is also extremely necessary in the organization of joint media, cultural and social projects, which will contribute to the understanding that “the only correct way is to build truly open and good bilateral relations based on real consideration of the interests of the parties.” …
She accused the Georgian authorities of “creating the illusion of a desire to settle relations with Russia,” but in reality they are trying to cut down on any attempts to settle bilateral relations in the bud.
Inashvili notes that informational pressure is exerted on the Alliance of Patriots of Georgia after the party conducted a poll among the population, which showed that the majority of Georgians want military neutrality and normal relations with Russia.
In June 2019, mass protests began in Tbilisi due to the fact that during the session of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy (MAP), the Russian delegate Sergei Gavrilov was seated in the chair of the speaker of the Georgian parliament. There were attacks on members of the delegation, and there was a threat to other Russians in Georgia.
Against the background of these events, Vladimir Putin in June of the same year signed a decree on the introduction from July 8 of a temporary ban on passenger flights with Georgia. The press secretary of the head of state Dmitry Peskov called this decision forced against the background of the unstable political situation in the country.
In November 2020, a political crisis erupted in Georgia after the leaders of the opposition parties boycotted the parliament, making a statement about the falsification of the parliamentary elections held in the country in October, which Georgian Dream won. “Gazeta.ru”…
The Alliance of Patriots of Georgia gained 3.14% and received four mandates in the 150-seat parliament. Party members did not recognize the election results and asked to be deprived of their deputy mandates. The parliament granted their request.