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Kremlin Decries Georgian TV “Unacceptable” Attack Against Putin

Mon 08 Jul 2019 | 02:15 PM
NaDa Mustafa

The Kremlin strongly decried the”unacceptable” attack against Russian President Vladimir Putin by the Georgian TV Presenter Georgiy Gabuniya.

“We consider such stunts completely unacceptable, and we condemn them,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.” Insulting Putin with offensive words is a shame for Georgians.”

Moreover, Peskov noted that the Georgian leadership has already decried Gabuniya’s attitude. For example, Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili wrote on Facebook that she “unequivocally condemns hate speech, verbal aggression, insults and provocative statements,” which have nothing to do with patriotism.

Noteworthy, Georgia's Rustavi 2 TV station broadcast on Sunday a program called Post Scriptum during which the host, speaking in Russian, used offensive language to insult Putin and the Russian people.

Relations between both countries came under fresh strain two weeks ago when anti-Kremlin protests erupted in Tbilisi over a visit by the Russian lawmaker Sergey Gavrilov, who addressed the audience from the Georgian parliamentary speaker’s chair.