June 21, 2019 / 7:06 PM / 4 months ago

Putin orders suspension of passenger flights from Russia to Georgia

FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin attends an annual nationwide televised phone-in show in Moscow, Russia June 20, 2019. Sputnik/Alexey Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has temporarily banned passenger flights from Russia to Georgia, the Kremlin said on Friday following an outbreak of unrest in Tbilisi triggered by the visit of a Russian lawmaker.

The Kremlin said it was also recommending travel agencies suspend tours to Georgia from Russia.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin and Anastasia Teterevleva; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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