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Russian travel embargo worsens; flights from Georgia banned | News | DW

Moscow will prevent the passenger flights of Georgian airlines from landing in Russia, the Transport Ministry said on Saturday, citing security concerns.

The move, which begins on July 8, follows an outbreak of anti-Russia protests in central Tbilisi this week triggered by a parliamentary address by a Moscow lawmaker.

The Kremlin had said the inward ban was to “ensure Russia’s national security and protect Russian nationals from criminal and other unlawful activities.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin had already ordered a temporary ban on passenger flights from Russia to Georgia in…

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