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Georgia: Protesters in Tbilisi call for re-establishing diplomatic ties with Russia02:48

Georgia: Protesters in Tbilisi call for re-establishing diplomatic ties with Russia

Georgia, Tbilisi
December 25, 2015 at 09:12 GMT +00:00 · Published

Members of the Georgian opposition organisation 'Community of Irakliy II' held a rally in front of the Defence Ministry in Tbilisi, Friday, demanding the renewal of full diplomatic ties with Russia which were severed as a consequence of the 2008 war with Russia.

The founder of the Community of Irakliy II organisation Achiko Chkoidze said that "the destruction of Georgia had been planned in Brussels and in Washington a long time ago," adding that US national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski stated that "after the collapse of the USSR the first strike must be made on Orthodox Nations."

Chkoidze also claimed that Georgia's liberalisation of its visa regime with the EU was in reaction to Russia announcing a relaxing of its visa regime with Tbilisi, stating "for the last 20 years our government has tried to take a place among the European states to get closer to Europe, but there were no such statements before. And now they felt that Georgia moves closer to Russia and got frightened."

Chkoidze comments come after Russian President Vladimir Putin recently announced that visa liberalisation between Russia and Georgia would be simplified.

Georgia: Protesters in Tbilisi call for re-establishing diplomatic ties with Russia02:48
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Members of the Georgian opposition organisation 'Community of Irakliy II' held a rally in front of the Defence Ministry in Tbilisi, Friday, demanding the renewal of full diplomatic ties with Russia which were severed as a consequence of the 2008 war with Russia.

The founder of the Community of Irakliy II organisation Achiko Chkoidze said that "the destruction of Georgia had been planned in Brussels and in Washington a long time ago," adding that US national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski stated that "after the collapse of the USSR the first strike must be made on Orthodox Nations."

Chkoidze also claimed that Georgia's liberalisation of its visa regime with the EU was in reaction to Russia announcing a relaxing of its visa regime with Tbilisi, stating "for the last 20 years our government has tried to take a place among the European states to get closer to Europe, but there were no such statements before. And now they felt that Georgia moves closer to Russia and got frightened."

Chkoidze comments come after Russian President Vladimir Putin recently announced that visa liberalisation between Russia and Georgia would be simplified.

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