21 Jun 2019 13:28

Peskov describes Tbilisi protests as Russophobic provocation

MOSCOW. June 21 (Interfax) - The Kremlin views the Thursday protests in Georgia as a provocation and is extremely concerned about the act of aggression against Russian citizens, considering that numerous Russian tourists visit Georgia, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the press on Friday.

"All we can say is that everything which happened in Georgia yesterday was nothing other than a Russophobic provocation," Peskov said.

"We cannot help but be extremely concerned by these aggressive actions toward Russian citizens and their personal safety," he said.

"Of course, the actions taken against the backdrop of an international inter-parliamentary event deserve the utmost condemnation," Peskov said.

"Such manifestations of Russophobia are disquieting. Let's not forget that Georgia is a country regularly visited by a large number of tourists from Russia, which makes this issue very serious," he said.